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The Risks We Run: Mining, Communities and Political Risk Insurance [Paperback]

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This critique of political risk insurance (PRI), the type of insurance used by large-scale mining projects, includes six case studies that show how PRI has severe negative social and environmental impacts on mining communities. Included are descriptions of such landmark cases as the Omai gold mine in Guyana, which was insured through PRI by the World Bank and the Canadian government and whose waste facilities completely collapsed, causing the country's worst environmental disaster in recorded history. Conclusions are drawn about the failure of insuring agencies such as the World Bank to anticipate the consequences of major mining projects and consider the effects of large-scale mining on sustainable development.

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Studio: International Books
Pages   322
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   1.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 30, 2005
Publisher   International Books
ISBN  9057270064  
ISBN13  9789057270062  

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