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PACIFIC BEAT ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated 14 June 2012, 11:10 AEST
The Rabi Council of Leaders has denied there are plans to re-open phosphate mining on Banaba Island in Kiribati.
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Some landowners on the island believe the Fiji-based Council is supporting a bid to recommence mining as part of a rehabilitation program.
But the Executive Director of the Rabi Council of Leaders, Marlie Rota says Banaba Rehabilitation Program does not involve mining but will return the island to its pre-mining state.
Speaker: Marlie Rota, Executive Director of the Rabi Council of Leaders