Bougainville Copper seeks legal advice over latest Panguna mine moves | Asia Pacific

Bougainville Copper seeks legal advice over latest Panguna mine moves

Bougainville Copper seeks legal advice over latest Panguna mine moves

Updated 13 August 2014, 12:36 AEST

There is continuing disagreement over the future of what was once one of the biggest copper mines in the world.

The Panguna mine was closed in 1989 after local opposition to it sparked ten years of civil war in what is today the Papua New Guinea autonomous region of Bougainville.

Now, the Bougainville government has stripped the mine's Australian-based operator of its exploration and mining licences.

Operator Bougainville Copper says it's seeking legal advice.

Correspondent: Jemima Garrett

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Chairman and Managing Director of the Rio Tinto subsidiary Bougainville Copper

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