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Part of a series of case studies on Placer Dome mines.
Prepared for MiningWatch CanadaBy W.O. MackaseyWOM Geological Associates Inc.April 25, 20021.0 INTRODUCTIONWOM Geological Associates Inc. has been retained by MiningWatch Canada to conduct a review of Canadian policies and practices with respect to mining under residential areas. As part of the review MiningWatch Canada provided a list of mines and mining ...
IntroductionIn August 1996, Tanzanian authorities evicted a community of small-scale miners from their homes and worksites at the Bulyanhulu gold fields to allow a Canadian mining company, Sutton Resources, to take over the site. Since that time, there have been persistent allegations that as many as 52 people were buried alive when the company filled in the small-scale mining shafts; and ...
An international NGO fact-finding mission is calling on the Canadian government to support its call for a full and independent public inquiry into the alleged 1996 forced evictions and burial of miners at the Canadian-owned Bulyanhulu gold mine in Tanzania. "It is in the interest of all Canadians and Tanzanians to bring to light the true story behind these allegations involving a Canadian company," said today Kathleen Mahoney, chairperson of the Board of Directors of Rights & Democracy and professor of law at the University of Calgary, who released the report of the fact-finding mission...
What happened in 1996 when a Canadian-owned mining company took possession of the largest gold find in East Africa (by Stephen Kerr and Kelly Holloway, published in the Varsity and the Atkinsonian).
Part of a series of case studies on Placer Dome mines.
Negotiating for the planet "At the moment, one large negotiation process is underway about how the world can achieve sustainable development. Rio+10, also known as the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, will discuss this issue and take into account the results that come out of regional, national and international consultations and multi-stakeholder dialogues. Powerful interest groups such as the mining industry are intervening in this global arena and trying hard to block any meaningful development of sustainability as they promote...