A delegation from the Greenpeace led protest flotilla speaks with management from Lafayette Mine Company, Rapu Rapu Island, Philippines. Left to Right: Fr. Lino Bugamisan Parish Priest of Rapu Rapu island. Lucas Baldin - Fishermans representative. Joe...

Photo | August 23, 2006

A delegation from the Greenpeace led protest flotilla speaks with management from Lafayette Mine Company, Rapu Rapu Island, Philippines. Left to Right: Fr. Lino Bugamisan Parish Priest of Rapu Rapu island. Lucas Baldin - Fishermans representative. Joey Cubias, P.R. Director of Lafayette Mining Company went out to receive the petition from communities. Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza today led a flotilla in a protest calling for the closure of the gold and silver mining operations of Lafayette on Rapu-Rapu Island, Philippines. The Australian mine was reopened in July despite government investigations which revealed ongoing leakages of highly toxic chemicals into the pristine waters of nearby Albay Gulf.

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