4 Dec 2006

New Caledonia's Goro Nickel to fully cooperate with study into waste storage site

6:09 am on 4 December 2006

The New Caledonian Goro Nickel company says it will fully cooperate with a study into its waste storage site.

A court in Paris two weeks ago ordered Goro Nickel to stop construction at the waste storage site amid environmental concerns.

And the head of the territory's IRD institute, Fabrice Colin suggested an independent research into the waste disposal and reycling programme of the mining project.

Goro Nickel's director general, Ron Renton, says it will do all it can to ensure the safety of the environment.

"There will be a very close scrutiny and examination of our plans by a third party. We have nothing to hide and clearly it is very important to us that people see that we have nothing to hide and if there is an independent assessment required, then we will clearly go along with that, accept it, more than accept it, welcome it."