Rheebu Nuu files injunction in Paris to halt Goro Nickel construction

(Mineweb.com, London, 26 October 2006) Rheebu Nuu, a New Caledonian environmental group, has sought an injunction, on environmental grounds, to halt construction at CVRD-Inco's Goro nickel plant. The hearing, held Oct.25th, was adjourned until November 5th for both sides to provide more information – with the judgement expected on November 15th. Cia. Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) paid $13.3 billion to acquire control of Inco putting the Brazilian company on course to become the top nickel miner by 2009.