Misima Mines Ltd responds to island gold mine concerns

In issue 122, ECOS reported on the concerns being raised by Australian-based mining watch group the Mineral Policy Institute (MPI) over handling of allegedly significant environmental and socio-political impacts arising during the closure of the gold mining operation on Misima Island off mainland Papua New Guinea, owned by Placer Dome and PNG-based Oil Search Ltd. The operational joint venture company, Misima Mines Ltd, has refuted what it believes were false, unrepresentative assertions, and highlighted its case of a sound, fully inclusive, and standard-setting operational and closure process at the mine.

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