ABC 7:30 report – questions regarding pollution and Lihir Gold PNG

Price of Gold – Lihir Island, PNG

ABC 7:30 report 9/9/2010 and also 15/9/2010

“Concerns are being raised over the environmental record of the Australian-owned PNG-based mining company Lihir Gold, chaired by Professor Ross Garnaut, better known for his role in championing an emissions trading scheme.

Professor Garnaut’s response to the story is available via a link at the bottom of the transcript.”

full story:

http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2010/s3007654.htm

Lihir Island – mine site from google maps:

Check out the colour of the river downstream from the Ok Tedi mine in PNG (from google maps):