BHP to destroy at least 40 Aboriginal sites, up to 15,000 years old, to expand Pilbara mine

Original article by Lorena Allam, Calla Wahlquist
The Guardian Australia – Page: Online : 11-Jun-20

A proposed expansion of BHP’s South Flank iron ore mine that will result in the destruction of rock shelters and other significant indigenous sites was approved by the Western Australian government on 29 May. This was just days after Rio Tinto attracted global criticism for destroying ancient rock shelters during blasting at its Brockman iron ore mine. WA’s Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt has urged BHP to work with the traditional owners to protect the heritage sites.

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BHP GROUP LIMITED – ASX BHP, RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS

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