Indonesian government clears Grasberg mine to reopen

Mining giant PT Freeport Indonesia will resume operations in its open-pit with government permission after being idle for more than a month following a fatal tunnel collapse. The investigators, however, are yet to allow the company to restart underground operations. A...

From Bougainville to Ok Tedi via Grasberg

London Calling on a sad and sordid journey Talk about a “double whammy”. In fact, it might well be called a triple tragedy, when viewed from the perspectives of thousands of indigenous people. Since BHP Billiton’s Ok Tedi copper-gold mine came on...