Colombian Court Orders Mining Companies to Return Land to Natives

Colombian Court Orders Mining Companies to Return Land to Natives

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Whistleblower awarded $1 million in Caremark FCA settlement

Whistleblower Today. Caremark will pay $6 million to settle allegations that it knowingly failed to reimburse Medicaid for prescription drug costs paid on behalf of patients who were also covered by private health plans it administered.

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Colombian court orders mining companies to return land to natives

Thomas Reuturs Foundation. A Colombian legal tribunal has ordered 11 companies to halt gold-mining operations in a 50,000-hectare (124,000-acre) reserve in the northwest of the country and return the land to the native tribe that previously lived there.

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Indonesia: The real cost of gold

Pulitizer Center on Crisis Reporting.  This day was intolerably steamy as I nestled into the bow of a “perahu,” the traditional dugout canoe ubiquitous on the rivers of Indonesia. Settling into the bow was not easy as the 26-inch-wide boat rocked dangerously with the load of four adults and gear. The waterline was a mere four inches above the water’s surface.


Ethical jewelry shop provides alternative to conflict minerals

Toronto Star.  It’s a view not unlike one you’d find at other jewelry shops in town, but the gold and diamonds here have an invisible but ethical difference — they’re traced all the way from mine to finger.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer pushes bill banning top ten toxic flame retardants 

Capitol Region News. According to a new study led by University at Albany researcher Dr. Susan Shaw, flame retardants found in household furniture, children’s toys and pillows are highly carcinogenic. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Albany yesterday to push a new bill banning the 10 most toxic flame retardants.

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New White Paper - Conflict Minerals 2013 Year In Review

This analysis documents first-hand the daunting task companies faced in the 2013 reporting year collecting data from suppliers. Topics addressed in the analysis include SEC filing trends, uncertainty and unknowns in reporting, percentage of 3TG suppliers reporting unknown sourcing, and percentage of 3TG suppliers without smelter reporting.

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October 15 - Conflict Minerals Post Filing Insights: An interview with principal investigator, Chris Bayer

Carlsbad, Ca. - Join Nick Aster, Founder of Triple Pundit, as he interviews Chris Bayer, Principal Investigator of Tulane University's Conflict Minerals Issuer Survey. The discussion will include insights from a suppliers perspective.

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