Six mine workers dead in plane crash in Canada's far north

Six mine workers dead in plane crash in Canada's far north

Representational image of the Rio Tinto mining company’s logo | Photo Credit: Reuters Six people died when a small commuter plane carrying workers to a Rio Tinto mine in Canada’s icy far north crashed Tuesday shortly after taking off. The Australian mining giant said a plane bound for its Diavik mine and “carrying a number … Read more

Executives to step down after Rio Tinto destroys sacred Australian sites

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By Y Livia Albeck-Ripka DARWIN (Australia): The caves, set deep in a desert gorge, had yielded a treasure trove of artifacts tracing aboriginal people’s long history in Australia: a 28,000-year-old kangaroo bone sharpened into a blade; a 4,000-year-old plait of human hair believed to have been worn as a belt. Underneath the caverns sat millions … Read more

Rio Tinto to close New Zealand smelter and ax 1,000 jobs

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WELLINGTON: Mining giant Rio Tinto said Thursday it will close its aluminum smelter in southern New Zealand, resulting in 1,000 job losses and dealing a major economic blow to the region. But environmentalists say the closure of the Tiwai Point smelter could help New Zealand’s push to become cleaner and greener. The smelter sucks up … Read more