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Compelling evidence of toxicity in Rapu Rapu

Feature story | August 24, 2006 at 6:00

There is no doubt that toxic pollution from the mine would clearly affect the coastal and marine ecosystems of Rapu-Rapu Island. Therefore, Lafayette's mining operations in Rapu Rapu must be permanently shut down.

Esperanza leads flotilla protest calling for closure of Lafayette mine

Press release | August 23, 2006 at 6:00

After helping mitigate the devastation wrought by the Petron oil spill in Guimaras Island, Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza today led a flotilla in protest against the gold and silver mining operations of Lafayette in the Philippines. The Australian...

DENR Assessment of the Rapu-Rapu Polymetallic Project

Publication | August 23, 2006 at 6:00

The exploitation of a country’s mineral resources can only be justified if it does not irreparably damage the environment and if it benefits the community and the nation as a whole. This is beyond all argument. The mine tailings spills that...

Findings and recommendations of the Fact-Finding Commission on the Mining Operations...

Publication | August 23, 2006 at 6:00

This is the comprehensive fact-finding report of the Rapu-Rapu Fact- Finding Commission submitted to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Mineral Policy Institute Rapu-Rapu Backgrounder

Publication | August 23, 2006 at 6:00

The Rapu Rapu Mining Project, majority owned and operated by Australian mining company, Lafayette has been mired in controversy since its conception, and opposed by a variety of local and national actors in the Philippines. This paper...

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