15 Aug 2018

New Caledonia protest prompts SLN mine closure

From , 5:03 am on 15 August 2018

After a week of protests, the SLN nickel company in New Caledonia has decided to close its mining site at Kouaoua indefinitely.

This comes also after yet another fire at the site which damaged the conveyor belt feeding ore to the coast.

Walter Zweifel has been following the story and Moera Tuilaepa Taylor asked him how this situation evolved.

New Caledonia SLN fire charge front page

Photo: RNZ/ Adrienne Baron

 

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