The world’s biggest mining company is selling a nickel refinery whose ore has come from an allegedly highly-polluting Indonesian mine.
A Queensland University research study claims that the mine’s tailings are smothering one of the world’s most vital coral reefs.
Despite this, BHP Billiton denies the mine is damaging; or that it would be down to the company, even if it the pollution was confirmed.
So much for maintaining a “chain of custody”- one of the pretended hallmarks of BHP Billiton’s observance of corporate social responsibility.