May 2012: Marengo mining dumps marine tailings plan

Marengo Mining has publicly confirmed that it has dumped plans to use the ocean as a sewer for its processing waste from the planned Yandera copper mine in Madang.

ACT NOW! has been pressuring the company not to follow the example of the Chinese owned Ramu nickel mine in using marine waste dumping.  

Marengo has announced it will instead use a land-based tailings system.

The announcement is a major victory for indigenous people living along the Madang coast who have been battling against the planned dumping from both the Yandera and Ramu mines.