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Close up of an encrusting coral slowly being

Image | August 25, 2006 at 6:00

Close up of an encrusting coral slowly being buried in silt. According to Greenpeace, the proximity of Lafayette mine to the sea means that the marine organisms such as corals are likely to be impacted causing harm to the fragile coral reef...

A Greenpeace volunteer conducts a video transect

Image | August 25, 2006 at 6:00

A Greenpeace volunteer conducts a video transect survey at reef in Rapu Rapu, Philippines. According to Greenpeace, the proximity of Lafayette mine to the sea means that the marine organisms such as corals are likely to be impacted causing harm...

Unhealthy porites covered in silt

Image | August 25, 2006 at 6:00

Unhealthy porites covered in silt. According to Greenpeace, the proximity of Lafayette mine to the sea means that the marine organisms such as corals are likely to be impacted causing harm to the fragile coral reef ecosystem. Greenpeace ship MY...

Half of this coral head is still alive while

Image | August 25, 2006 at 6:00

Half of this coral head is still alive while the other half has already succumbed to the silt. According to Greenpeace, the proximity of Lafayette mine to the sea means that the marine organisms such as corals are likely to be impacted causing...

Greenpeace activists on the way to Rapu Rapu

Image | August 24, 2006 at 14:59

Greenpeace activists on the way to Rapu Rapu mine facility. Rapu Rapu Island, Philippines.24/08/06 Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza is in the Philippines to campaign for the shut down of the gold and silver mining operations of Lafayette on...

Greenpeace ship Esperanza at the Lafayette

Image | August 24, 2006 at 14:56

Greenpeace ship Esperanza at the Lafayette Mine on Rapu Rapu island, Philippines. Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza is in the Philippines to campaign for the shut down of the gold and silver mining operations of Lafayette on Rapu-Rapu Island,...

Greenpeace activists hang a banner at the

Image | August 24, 2006 at 14:46

Greenpeace activists hang a banner at the conveyor belt of Lafayette mine, Rapu Rapu Island, Philippines. Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza is in the Philippines to campaign for the shut down of the gold and silver mining operations of Lafayette on...

Security personnel from Lafayette mine company

Image | August 24, 2006 at 14:43

Security personnel from Lafayette mine company attempt to detain Greenpeace activist Heike Dierbach (Germany) during Greenpeace banner hang protest at Lafayette mine, Rapu Rapu Island, Philippines.Greenpeace activist post sign on the beach where...

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...

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