Blog Entry

Chemical Exposure at Porgera Mine Anawe Waste Site, Papua New Guinea

Catherine Coumans

Ph.D. Research Coordinator and Asia-Pacific Program Coordinator

On July 12, 2017, MiningWatch started to receive information from partner organizations in Porgera that a corrosive substance had been disposed of by the Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) mine causing burns to numerous villagers who came into contact with the substance. We wrote to Barrick Gold to get their explanation and to find out what efforts had been made to support the affected individuals.

Here is our letter, and Barrick's response.

Letter to Barrick Porgera Corrosive Material Dump Incident 2017 BNL - Response to MWC - Anawe Lime Incident Letter August 2017 - FINAL