Further comment on the Goro Nickel waste pipe closure in New Caledonia. For the last few weeks pressure has been mounting on Goro Nickel to stop the development of a pipline that will pour toxic waste into the Havannah Chanel. Protests culminated in a tense meeting between Goro director Jeff Zweig and residents of Ile Ouen on Saturday. Groups in Noumea believe a decision to either continue or abandon the pipeline will happen on Friday. Residents of Ile Ouen that I talked to today were happy that the pressure they and others (like the CoDefSud group) have put on Goro looks like it is finally paying dividends.
Amateur footage of Saturday's meeting is posted below.
Pacific Media Watch report: www.pmw.c2o.org/2008/kanaky5325.html