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Bougainville vote could revive historic copper mine

An independence referendum in the island territory of Bougainville, which could see the islands break away from Papua New Guinea, may lead to the restoration of mining at the historic Panguna copper mine, experts have said.

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The controversial mine at Panguna may potentially reopen if the islands vote for independence