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Tailings and Waste Rock Dumped by Existing Mines Each Year*

Mines(linked to data source)LocationCompanyType of DumpingTailings and Waste Rock (tonnes)
GrasbergWest PapuaInalum /Freeport McMoRanISIN: US35671D8570River > 76 million
Batu HijauIndonesiaPT Amman Mineral Nusa TenggaraMarine> 40 million
KvannevannNorway Rana Gruber ASISIN: NO0010907389Marine> 2 million
SkalandNorwaySkaland Graphite ASAISIN: AU000000MRC8Marine> 40,000
CayeliTurkeyFirst Quantum MineralsISIN: CA3359341052Marine> 3 million
SimberiPapua New GuineaSt Barbara LimitedISIN: AU000000SBM8Marine> 3 million
RamuPapua New GuineaNickel 28 Capital Corp.ISIN: CA65401N1078Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC)ISIN: CNE100000FF3Marine> 5 million
Ok TediPapua New GuineaOk Tedi MiningRiver> 74 million
LihirPapua New GuineaNewcrest MiningISIN: AU000000NCM7Marine> 14 million
HuascoChileCAP MineríaISIN: XS0231518043Marine>1.2 million
PorgeraPapua New GuineaBarrick GoldISIN: CA0679011084River> 5 million
TOTAL>220 million

*Chilean courts ordered CAP Minería to halt submarine tailings disposal by September 2023

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