Those heard from include such luminaries as "Boys in the Band" playwright Mart Crowley, still-droll Tedi
Thurman, Broadway songsmith Jerry Herman, scribe-activist Larry Kramer and funny/annoying "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" regular Carson Kressley as well as numerous articulate if lesser-known residents.
Prior to VyStar's implementation of TEDI
, it was challenged when integrating information across disparate systems.
As a result, sediment build-up in the rivers has changed the way they flood and raised the height of the Ok Tedi
River by up to four metres.
Since its inception, the mine's tailings and waste rock have been dumped directly into the Ok Tedi
River at a staggering 80,000 tonnes per day.
Last June, consultants to Ok Tedi
Mining Limited (OTML), the subsidiary that operates the mine for BHP and its partners (the Papua New Guinea government and Inment Corporation of Canada), found that the environmental impacts of the mine were far worse than previously acknowledged.
BHP's Ok Tedi
mine, which provides 30 percent of the revenues for Papua New Guinea's federal government, operates without a tailing dam to contain the 80,000 tonnes of toxic mining wastes produced daily.
In doing so, we will have to reckon with the regional effects of wage labour and the Ok Tedi
project, which has brought running shoes, VCRs, frozen foods and beer to the Fly-Sepik headwaters.
Mining Ltd is owned 30% by BHP, 30% by Amoco, 20% by German interests (Metallgesellschaft, Degussa and DEG) and 20% by the government.
Ddiwedd y bore, caiff y raffl ei thynnu a chawn wybod enw y tedi
. Yna, mae dipyn o waith clirio, mynd a deunydd heb ei werthu adref, a chyfrif yr arian.
Papavrami is soloist in the Berg Violin Concerto (7.30pm, details on 0121 780 3333).