Category Archives: Advocacy

2021 AGM ACTION : Holding Rio Tinto to account

April 2021 marks four years since Andrew Lees Trust (ALT UK) first raised questions at the Rio Tinto AGM about the breach of an environmental buffer zone in Southern Madagascar by the company’s subsidiary Qit Mineral Madagascar (QMM). The breach … Continue reading

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QMM MINE WASTEWATER REPORT 2021 : ELEVATED LEVELS OF URANIUM, LEAD, CADMIUM AND ALUMINIUM IN RIO TINTO MINE DISCHARGE WATERS IN MADAGASCAR

A new Rio Tinto wastewater report documents elevated levels of uranium, between 1.6-1.8 mg/L, in its QMM mine discharge waters around the Mandena site, Anosy region, in southern Madagascar. These elevated uranium levels are consistent with previous data reported by QMM and … Continue reading

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UPDATE : WATER QUALITY AROUND THE RIO TINTO/QMM MINE IN SOUTHEASTERN MADAGASCAR

Please see the Andrew Lees Trust’s WATER BRIEFING for the main summary findings from studies conducted between 2018 – 2019 This blog post provides a brief UPDATE regarding the latest water data as well findings from new research into community … Continue reading

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Open letter with questions to Rio Tinto from five countries – including Madagascar (regarding the QMM mine in Anosy)

Open letter to Rio Tinto demands answers to questions posed by civil society actors/NGO representatives acting for communities in five countries where Rio Tinto mines (and proposed projects) are having detrimental impacts, violating the environment and abusing human rights. Read … Continue reading

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WATER BRIEFING : an introduction to water contamination and environmental governance issues surrounding Rio Tinto’s QMM Mine in Madagascar

The Andrew Lees Trust 2020 Water Briefing on the QMM mine buffer zone breach and water contamination issues is now available DOWNLOAD THE WATER BRIEFING HERE Between 2013-2014, Rio Tinto’s mine in Madagascar, operated by subsidiary QIT Minerals Madagascar (QMM), … Continue reading

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RIO TINTO 2020 AGM : questions about the QMM mine in Madagascar

Malagasy civil society Representative Eryck Randrianandrasana Eryck Randrianandrasana of Publish What You Pay Madagascar (PWYP MG) had planned to come to the UK to participate in the Rio Tinto AGM and ask the company some thorny questions about its QMM … Continue reading

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PROMOTING TRANSPARENCY

As part of its research and advocacy around the Rio Tinto/QMM mine in southern Madagascar, in particular its inquiry into the breach of the environmental buffer zone and concomitant questions around water contamination, the Trust has been working closely with … Continue reading

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ALT UK’S inquiry into the violation of an environmental buffer zone by Rio Tinto’s QMM mine in southern Madagascar

Traduction de cet BLOGpost en Francais disponible ICI Rio Tinto/QMM’s breach of an environmental buffer Since 2016, the Andrew Lees Trust (ALT UK) has been researching the breach of the environmental buffer zone by Rio Tinto’s QMM mine operations at … Continue reading

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New tricks: biodiversity offsetting and mining

https://policy.friendsoftheearth.uk/publications/new-tricks-biodiversity-offsetting-and-mining Our new report with Friends of the Earth : Governments and businesses are presenting biodiversity offsetting as a nature conservation solution. However, in a new report Friends of the Earth and the Andrew Lees Trust UK  show that it’s just a green makeover … Continue reading

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Anglo Malagasy Society – panel discussion on mining in Madagascar

The Andrew Lees Trust’s Director, Yvonne Orengo, will join a panel discussion at the Anglo Malagasy Society (AMS) in London to debate mining in Madagascar- see the AMS information below and link to access tickets: Buy tickets here Panel discussion: … Continue reading

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