Original article by Nick Evans
The Australian – Page: 24 : 13-Jun-19
Rio Tinto has advised that 19 of its tailings facilities in Australia have a high hazard rating under a system established by the Australian National Committee on Large Dams. Two of the tailings dams at the Ranger uranium mine have a ‘high B’ rating, which signifies that there is a ‘catastrophic’ risk of damage to the environment and people if they collapse. The Ranger mine is operated by Rio-controlled Energy Resources of Australia, and is slated to be closed in 2021. A dam at Rio Tinto’s Weipa bauxite mine has a ‘high A’ rating.
RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, ENERGY RESOURCES OF AUSTRALIA LIMITED – ASX ERA, BHP GROUP LIMITED – ASX BHP, GLENCORE PLC, ANGLO AMERICAN PLC, AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON LARGE DAMS INCORPORATED, CHURCH OF ENGLAND