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Wagina Island residents win bid to stop bauxite mining plan in Solomon Islands

A remote community in the Solomon Islands has scored a huge victory against a mining company, which had planned to dig an open-pit mine on their tiny island.

Wagina Island is just 78 square kilometres in size, and residents argued the open-pit bauxite mine the company had been given approval for would affect 60 per cent of the island, damaging land, rivers and the sea.

  • Evan Wasuka
  • ABC News

It’s been a seven-year battle for the island’s residents, who first took …

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