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Rio Tinto expected to destroy 124 more Aboriginal sites, inquiry told – The Guardian

Inquiry also hears doubts over validity of Juukan Gorge approval mean WA could be liable for compensation claim



An inquiry into the destruction of Juukan Gorge has heard that Rio Tinto is expected to destroy another 124 Aboriginal heritage sites at a new iron ore development less than 100km away from the exploded rock shelters.
Questions have also been raised over whether the approval granted by the WA government to destroy the 46,000-year-old sites in Juukan Gorge was valid.
Rio Tinto destroyed the two ancient rock shelters on 24 May, on the basis of ministerial consent granted by the then WA Aborigina…

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