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Rio Tinto CEO forfeits millions over destruction of Aboriginal site – FRANCE 24



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Sydney (AFP)
Mining giant Rio Tinto stripped its CEO of US$3.5 million Monday after the company destroyed a 46,000-year-old Aboriginal heritage site to expand an iron ore mine in Australia.
The Anglo-Australian firm blasted rock shelters in the Juukan Gorge in Western Australia’s remote Pilbara region on May 24, destroying one of the earliest known sites occupied by Australia’s indigenous people.
Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques will forfeit 2.7 million pounds (US$3.5 million)…

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