Deep sea tailings placement (DSTP)

Minister questioned on waste disposal method

Morobe Governor Ginson Saonu outlined that the developer proposed deep-sea tailings placement as the only option in its environmental impact statement.

Morobe is not against Wafi-Golpu mining but it is against its deep sea tailings placement (DSTP) method.

Saonu asked Minister Wera Mori to clarify a number of critical issues surrounding the proposed dumping of mine waste into the Huon Gulf, where over 400,000 people have sustained their livelihoods from for many generations.