Was there a Monster in Buyat Bay?

A Newmont Indonesian operation, PT Newmont Minahasa Raya, was the center of controversy in 2004 over its subsea disposal of mine tailings. Several local residents of Buyat Bay had complained to Indonesia’s National Police about alleged chemical contamination of the bay by reported heavy metals contained in mine tailings. However, those allegations were eventually proven false and Newmont Mining and PT Newmont Minahasa Raya were cleared of all charges in April 2007.