EIA and Human Rights Fact-Finding in the Porgera Watershed
- Lead PI: Joshua D. Fisher
Unit Affiliation: Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4)
- January 2015 - June 2019
- Oceania ; Papua New Guinea
- Project Type: Research
DESCRIPTION: This project has assessed the impacts of mining and environmental contamination for communities and ecosystems in the Porgera Valley.
OUTCOMES: Knowledge generated for stakeholders of Porgera gold mine.
As the Post mentioned, the whole rivers, creeks, lakes and even the rain water are all in acidity. Every year , people living in porgera a suffering of different types of illnesses. The only reason that bring the diseases is only the matter of Acidified water that people a drinking with. If the "Mine" wants to do a better mining !! And do good to the people of the Porgera, they should build a Dam for the Porgera , just to help the people. Comments: Ricky Yako Stanley.
It is sad to find that even the world’s smallest population density country like PNG is subject to water contamination by way of pollution of rivers with mine waste disposed of by careless industrial units forcing the residents to suffer scarcity of potable water