A Bougainville MP – and former mining minister – has cast strong doubt on the validity of recent statements projected an early re-start for Rio Tinto’s long-closed Panguna mine.
The Panguna mine is owned by Rio Tinto subsidiary, Bougainville Copper Ltd. Operation of the mine led to a war of independence against Papua New Guinea.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=10672.