Jaba River

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Jaba River is a river in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. It empties to Empress Augusta Bay at 6°23′00″S 155°13′00″E / 6.3833333°S 155.2166667°E / -6.3833333; 155.2166667. It was polluted by waste[1] from the Panguna copper mine. Pollution of the environment was one of the causes[2] of armed conflict on the island and struggle of local people for independence.

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  1. ^ Info, Tailings. "Offshore Disposal - River, Lake and Sea discharge". tailings.info. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Solomon, Sinclare. "Bougainville mine to revisit tailings options". Papua New Guinea Mine Watch. Retrieved 21 August 2012.