Namibian smelter expansion risks deepening environmental and health problems
July 17, 2017
As it nears two years of a Bankwatch visit to the copper smelter in Namibia and the uncovering of an unsafe arsenic disposal site, a planned expansion has revealed so far undisclosed environmental information.
Health reports confirmed widespread over-exposure to toxic arsenic at Tsumeb smelter in Namibia
December 22, 2015
Following Bankwatch’s revelations about toxic pollutants at the Tsumeb smelter in Namibia, the smelter’s owner, Canadian mining company Dundee Precious Metals (DPM), contested our findings in Namibian news reports. Without substantiating its claims with facts, however, and in light of the results of local health surveys the company’s reassurances ring hollow and meaningless.
Bankwatch statement on hazardous arsenic waste in Dundee operations in Namibia
December 1, 2015
Last week Namibian news outlets reported on Bankwatch’s findings on the potential impacts of Dundee Precious Metals’ (DPM) operations in the country. Yet, in light of the company’s response we believe a number of points need to be stressed.
Exporting toxic pollution from Europe to Namibia
November 19, 2015
The case of the Tsumeb smelter in Namibia demonstrates how European pollution is exported to the Global South with indirect help of public development money.