‘Legacy of sadness’: Glencore says sorry to traditional owners over NT mine as it seeks expansion

Original article by Lorena Allam
The Guardian Australia – Page: Online : 7-Jul-21

Steven Rooney, the general manager of Glencore’s McArthur River mine in the Northern Territory, has appeared before a federal parliamentary inquiry into the destruction of ancient indigenous rock shelters at Juukan Gorge in Western Australia. He told the inquiry that Glencore has apologised to the traditional owners for the lead and zinc mine’s impact on cultural sites and the environment. Rooney also said that Glencore is in the early stages of negotiating a land use agreement with the traditional owners.


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