Rennell Island Oil Spill

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1. Posted by Peter (Admin 7008 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Solomon Trader leak on the doorstep of a world heritage site on Rennell Island

My family lived for a while on Rennell. I was there up to the age of 5. This news is so sad not just because of the oil spill, but really the cause behind it which is the bauxite mining taking place on the island. One corrupt local sold out his community to this foreign mining company. The mining is taking place in the swamps that feed the village I grew up in. The loss of those fertile growing grounds is permanent.

All this to feed the world's need of aluminium.

2. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1729 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

So sad . . .