Hell in the Pacific

Location:Papua New Guinea
Subject:Mining; land; pollution; gold
Length:55 minutes
Format:1/2 inch VHS
Year Released:1993
Director:Glen Ellis
Producer:Sylvia Stevens
Distributor:Television Trust for the Environment (TVE); Pazifik-Informationsstelle
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Description:Investigates three separate conflicts between local Papua landowners and subsidiaries of the mining conglomerate, Rio Tinto Zinc (RTZ). Clashes between police and villagers over gold extraction rights in one remote region led to RTZŐs abrupt departure - together with most of the gold. Pollution from RTZŐs copper mine on the island of Bougainville has been a focus of seething resentment since 1988. And now, overriding local objections, extractors have moved in, unannounced, to develop a new island gold mine using cyanide.
Record No:2696
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