BHP Billiton 2005

Olympic Dam mine is a large poly-metallic underground mine in South Australia. It is the fourth largest copper deposit and the largest known single deposit of uranium in the world. It is mired in controversy. Conservationists want BHP to stop using evaporation ponds...

BHP Billiton 2002

Ok Tedi – BHP walked away (LMN Report: Cut and Run 2020) from the environmental disaster it had created and which was generating huge amounts of bad publicity for the company. It is yet to be held fully accountable and pay for the extensive damage it has caused....

BHP Billiton 2001

Cerrejon Mine is now partly owned by BHP Billiton. See 2020 below.

BHP Billiton 2001

The company acquired Antamina in Peru, the world’s third-largest copper producer. It is majority-owned by BHP Billiton and Glencore. In 2012, about 45 tonnes of mineral slurry leaked at a pumping station after a joint in the pipeline broke. About 3 tonnes, roughly the...

BHP Billiton 2001

2001 BHP and Billiton merged to become BHP Billiton, combining the mines they own into a huge portfolio.