10 Jul 2013

Indonesian government gives green light to Freeport

10:00 am on 10 July 2013

The Indonesian government has given the go ahead for Freeport McMoran to resume operations at its Grasberg mine in Papua.

Operations at one of the world's largest copper and gold mine have been suspended for two months after the tunnel collapse in May that left 28 workers dead.

The Jakarta Globe reports the government saying it has decided the mine is safe.

An independent investigation team has conducted a probe which recommended the company install more detection devices in their underground tunnels.

The paper reports it will be another month before Freeport's underground mines reach production quotas.