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Adani failed to disclose link to African mine environmental breaches

The ABC reported on 11 December 2015 that the man driving Australia’s biggest mining project failed to disclose that a company he ran in Africa was guilty of serious environmental breaches, despite being asked to do so in a letter from the federal Environment Department.

‘Mr Janakaraj was in charge of a Zambian mine involved in a pollution disaster. The Environment Department wrote to him in August seeking “information about environmental history of executive officers”

‘He failed to disclose his links to the African pollution disaster
The Adani coal mine was later approved

‘The ABC revealed last month that Adani Mining’s chief executive and Australian head, Jeyakumar Janakaraj, was in charge of a Zambian copper mine when it discharged dangerous contaminants into a major river in 2010.’

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