The communities in Morobe who are concerned about Wafi Golpu and communities in the Sepik are facing the same type of threat: the waste from an enormous copper and gold mine.
Papua New Guinea’s Sepik River communities file human rights complaint against Australian company PanAust over its proposed Gold-Copper mine
Today, 2,638 people from 64 villages along the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea have filed a complaint with the Australian Government against Brisbane-based PanAust Limited, for failing to obtain their consent to the proposed Frieda River Mine. If built, the mine would be the largest ever in Papua New Guinea and among the largest mines in the world
The report outlines six key reasons why the Frieda River mine should not go ahead.
Ten UN Special Rapporteurs, along with the UN Working Group on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations, have written to the PNG Government to raise their concerns about the proposed Frieda River mine and the risk of failure of its proposed tailings dam.
On 31 March 2020, local Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Project Sepik submitted ten independent expert reports on the Sepik Development Infrastructure Project, which includes the Frieda River mine, to Papua New Guinea’s Conservation and Environmental Protection Authority (CEPA). View and download the 10 Independent expert reports submitted by Project Sepik on the Sepik Development Infrastructure Project Environmental Impact State including the Frieda River Mine