Rio Tinto walks away from environmental responsibility for Bougainville’s Panguna mine

British-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto was for 45 years the majority-owner of the Panguna copper mine in Bougainville, an autonomous region in Papua New Guinea (PNG). But now it has given up its 53.8 percent stake in the mine’s operating company, Bougainville Copper Ltd (BCL), and announced it rejects any corporate responsibility for environmental damage … Continue reading Rio Tinto walks away from environmental responsibility for Bougainville’s Panguna mine