Diamond giant De Beers deliberately misled the South African government about the task of repairing its enormous mine dumps along the West Coast, estimated to cover an area the size of 2000 football fields. So says a report submitted to government this week. It also says De Beers withheld vital information and downplayed possibly “devastating consequences” related to the more than 1025ha of fenced-off dumps.
See http://www.timeslive.co.za/sundaytimes/2011/07/24/de-beers-under-fire-over-dumps-and-deaths.