"We declare our first goal to be for every person to be dynamically involved in the process of freeing himself or herself from every form of domination or oppression so that each man or woman will have the opportunity to develop as a whole person in relationship with others".
- Papua New Guinea National Goals and Directive Principles
Sunday, 19 February 2012
Background to the Tumbi Quarry landslide – so how can a quarry cause a landslide?
A question that has arisen a few times about the Tumbi Quarry landslide in Papua New Guinea is why it is that a quarry can increase landslide occurrence. The first point to be made is that many quarries, when properly managed, do not cause slope instability. However, some of the most spectacular landslides are caused by mines or quarries. Two come immediately to mind – this is the Yallourn open cast mine landslide in Australia (I have never seen one like this anywhere else!):