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Acid Mine Drainage: devastating to aquatic life

Publication | August 24, 2006 at 12:57

Acid streams resulting from mining activities from certain types of mineral deposits such as those at Rapu Rapu are highly toxic to the aquatic environment. The extreme acidity is toxic to most aquatic life and even after neutralisation the...

Lafayette causes pollution during 30-day trial run

Publication | August 24, 2006 at 12:55

In April 2005, Lafayette started mining gold, silver, copper and zinc on Rapu Rapu island. The poor environmental safeguards resulted in spills of cyanide and other contaminants from the mine spilled into the sea and around the island, resulting...

Greenpeace reveals new evidence of highly toxic contaminants in Rapu Rapu

Press release | August 24, 2006 at 6:00

Greenpeace and government officials from Rapu-Rapu today conducted an inspection of the island's Mirikpitik Creek, which is found to be contaminated by the Lafayette mine. Water samples taken from the creek, which leads out from the mine and...

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...

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