Rapu Rapu polymetallic mine Philippines EJAtlas

28 Mar 2015 Supposed to be a showcase mine after the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 the Rapu Rapu polymetallic mine located on Rapu Rapu Island in Southeastern Luzon has turned an island paradise into a wasteland

From paradise to wasteland Environmental destruction rights

11 Oct 2012 Now Rapu Rapu island island is virtually under control of RRPP which took over from Lafayette in April 2008 From October 8 to 9 Casitas shared the story of struggle against the mining operations in Rapu Rapu as a delegate of the 1st National Peasants Conference on Land Mining and Militarization nbsp

Position paper against mining in Rapu Rapu

Eleven rural barangays and the town of Rapu Rapu are dependent on a limited water supply produced by the watershed of the island At present some areas of the forest in 14 the extent of proposed mining exploration of Lafayette Mining Company and associates in the island of Rapu Rapu Source Lafayette Mining nbsp

Defaulting on Nature Rappler

16 Nov 2012 The Lafayette mine in Rapu Rapu was one of the first large scale mining projects to start commercial operations after the Supreme Court upheld the controversial 1995 mining law in December 2004 The national government has held up the Rapu Rapu Polymetallic Mining Project as an example of nbsp

Pollution from the Lafayette mine Rapu Rapu Greenpeace

In April 2005 Lafayette started mining gold silver copper and zinc on Rapu Rapu island The poor environmental safeguards resulted in spills of cyanide and other contaminants from the mine spilled into the sea and around the island resulting in massive fish kills after heavy rains in October 2005 The mine stopped nbsp


Legaspi Village Makati City Philippines Key Words copper gold zinc feasibility development mining Rapu Rapu Philippines ABSTRACT The Rapu Rapu polymetallic project is located on Rapu Rapu Island southern Luzon in the Republic of the Philippines where it has been the focus of Lafayette Philippines since its nbsp

DENR Assessment of the Rapu Rapu Polymetallic Greenpeace

The mine tailings spills that occurred at Lafayette Philippines Inc 39 s polymetallic project site at Rapu Rapu Island in Albay on October 11 and 31 2005 must be looked at from this solitary and singular perspective Accordingly it is necessary to objectively assess the effects and environmental impact of those spills determine nbsp


Kalokohang sabihin na ang operasyon na Open Pit Mining sa Rapu Rapu Albay Rapu Rapu Polymetallic Project ng Lafayette LG Kollins at sa Aroroy Masbate Masbate Gold Project ng Filminera Resources Corporation ay responsable Mayroon bang pagpapasabog blasting ng kabundukan at kalupaan na safe and nbsp

Geology of the Ungay Malobago Deposit Rapu–rapu Island Albay

Geology of the Ungay Malobago Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Cu Zn Au Ag Deposit Rapu Rapu Island Albay Philippines Dr Bruce Rohrlach Nolito Nuñez and Roderick Watt LaFayette Mining nbsp

Latest mining disaster further signal to junk mining law – IBON

19 Jul 2015 Lafayette Philippines Inc saw consecutive mining disasters in Rapu Rapu Albay from 2005 through 2007 involving excessive toxic cyanide levels that led to fish kills contamination of coastal waters and heavy metal substances appearing in soil water and sediment samples as well as in the urine and nbsp

Rapu Rapu Mining AQuinas University of Legazpi

The people of Rapu Rapu lost their income from fishing as well as their food supply from the sea that was once bountiful On November 6 2007 they started the first Kampong Bayan in front of the Municipal Hall to condemn Lafayette Mining Every Wednesday when the Sangguniang Bayan held regular sessions thereafter nbsp

Impacts of Lafayette Mining In The Island of Rapu Rapu Albay

10 Apr 2011 Mining must not be conducted in Rapu Rapu for the following reasons a Rapu rapu is an island ecosystem with steep slope b It is characterized by a Type I

Mining in Rapu Rapu A Countdown to Disaster

Initial ecological and health studies on the Rapu Rapu mine warned of heavy metal contamination siltation and other acute and long term impacts on the marine ecosystem including the complications of acid mine drainage A Greenpeace commissioned report in May 2006 Fool 39 s Gold The false promises of the Lafayette nbsp

Backgrounder on the Rapu Rapu Mining Operation BankTrack

Mineral Institute Backgrounder Rapu Rapu Mining Operation July 2006 Backgrounder on the Rapu Rapu Mining Operation Executive Summary The Rapu Rapu Mining Project majority owned and operated by Australian mining company Lafayette has been mired in controversy since its conception and opposed by a nbsp

Lopez on collision course with 2 Cabinet colleagues Inquirer News

30 Jun 2016 She mentioned Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez who was associated with Glencore Xstrata and Lafayette Mining that operated in Rapu Rapu Island in Albay and Public Works Secretary Mark Villar whose older brother Manuel Paolo is president of St Augustine Gold and Copper Ltd that will operate nbsp

Ex execs seek DENR probe of damages by Rapu Rapu mine

13 Aug 2016 The Rapu Rapu mining operation started in 2005 by Australian owned Lafayette Mining Philippines which sold the operations to the South Korean group in 2007 after it suffered bankruptcy following the suspension of its operations by the Pollution Adjudication Board The PAB suspended its operation nbsp

Chamber of Mines assures Duterte of 39 responsible 39 operations ABS

14 Mar 2017 A worker inspects the copper and zinc processing plant of inside the Rapu Rapu mine owned by the Australian firm Lafayette mining in Albay in this February 5 2007 file photo Romeo Ranoco Reuters MANILA The Chamber of Mines said Tuesday it was committed to quot responsible quot practices after nbsp

Lafayette mine Rapu Rapu island Philippines YouTube

21 Dec 2006 Interview with Antonio Casita leader of the Sagip Isla save the island coalition on why they do not want Lafayette to mine their island


20 Mar 2012 By Sally Indira The ecological destruction in Rapu Rapu Albay located at the southern part of Luzon is the death of diverse life species and loss of livelihood of locals in the island On the other side of the water the KORES Company a joint venture of Korea and Malaysia companies former Lafayette still nbsp

Cyanide spills in Philippines surface in wake of Unity Mining

13 Sep 2015 Lafayette Mining chief executive at the time Andrew McIlwain has recently has been proposing cyanide processing near Majors Creek at the head of the water catchment for up to 100 000 people on the South Coast In a 2008 report Oxfam mining ombudsman said mining at Rapu Rapu was suspended nbsp

rapu rapu mining

Lafayette Mining an Australian company in its information campaign proposes a profitable and environmentally clean mining operation in Rapu Rapu We want to discredit this claim because right now in Barangay Pagcolbon where exploratory drilling is taking place in a 20 hectare lot environmental destruction is already nbsp

Destroying the sensitive island of Rapu Rapu1 Social Watch

opposes mining in Rapu Rapu for three reasons It pollutes rivers streams and aquatic life in a phe nomenon called acid mine drainage AMD con taminates the area with heavy metals and it will destroy Rapu Rapu 39 s a fragile island ecosystem Lafayette responds to these issues saying that it intends to responsibly carry nbsp

LAFAYETTE MINING LIMITED LAF Profile and Status at InvestoGain

company advises that further to its recent releases to the ASX in relation to the proposed recapitalisation and reconstruction of Lafayette and the Rapu Rapu project and the decision of the Cornerstone Investor not to exercise their rights under an Option Agreement with the Rapu Rapu bank group the Company continues to nbsp

Manila allows resumption of work at Rapu Rapu mine Reuters

23 Oct 2008 The Philippines has given thego ahead for the South Korean controlled Rapu Rapu copper andzinc mine to resume operations a senior government officialsaid on Friday KS together control 70 percent of the Rapu Rapu project after buying stakes from a unit of Australia 39 s Lafayette Mining LAF

The Tragedy Of Mining In Rapu rapu Island Ecosystem Albay

23 Jul 2007 On July 2005 Lafayette Philippines Inc started mining in Rapu Rapu a small island facing the Pacific at the eastern boundary of the province of Albay Philippines It is a domestic subsidiary of Lafayette Mining Ltd of Australia the true owners of the mine in Rapu Rapu Within barely four months of nbsp

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