"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, 10 February 2013

Landowner Alleges Lake Kutubu Being Poisoned

Testimony from a Lake Kutubu landowner on the recent mysterious death of fish at this important biodiversity site. 

"We are now having this big problem with Exxon Mobil who runs the gas project going on in the Southern Highlands Province (SHP), mainly in Kutubu and Tari districts.
A contractor named Speicapag who are engaged to construct the Gas Pipeline, is now drilling underground near the lake.  And when they drilled the chemicals was washed into the lake and has killed all the fishes in the lake.
We are seeking international independent consultants to stand on behalf of us (Landowners) and fight against Exxon Mobil.  We advise them [Exxon] but they still denying that they are  the cause of the killing of the fishes in the lake.
We are trying to get someone to help as soon as possible, because of the pollution all fishes are dying now".

See also the original EMTV report:

And Exxon Mobil's response:


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