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Rio Tinto’s Juukan Gorge blast ‘inexcusable’, says Northern Australia Committee report – PerthNow

Rio Tinto has been dragged over the coals in a scathing parliamentary report into the mining giant’s destruction of the sacred Juukan Gorge caves.



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Federal MPs have slammed Rio Tinto’s “inexcusable” destruction of the sacred Juukan Gorge caves and recommended the mining giant compensate the traditional owners, the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura (PKKP) people.
The Northern Australia Committee on Wednesday tabled its interim report into the blast, having heard months of evidence from key players and Indigenous groups.
Rio blew up the 46,000-year-old rock shelters in Western Australia’s Pilbara region in May to extract $188 million worth of…

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