6 thoughts on “Rio Tinto wants strikebreaking against Australian workers

  1. Rio Tinto suspends Peru construction after protest

    Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:18pm EDT

    LIMA (Reuters) – Mining giant Rio Tinto has temporarily suspended construction of a processing plant in northern Peru because of protests, the company’s Andean office said on Monday.

    Australia’s Rio Tinto began building in the coastal region of Chiclayo earlier this year. The company has said the plant, which would test minerals, is key to a pre-feasibility study of its mammoth copper project, La Granja.

    Protesters threatened to invade the miner’s installations if Rio Tinto did not agree to stop work, local media groups reported over the weekend. Activists are worried the project will harm the environment, sap water from local producers and generally, create conflict.

    “Because of recent events and the potential risk to people involved in the project, Rio Tinto has decided to suspend, temporarily, construction at its test plant until conditions allow for project’s safe development,” Rio Tinto said in a statement.

    The company added exploration at its copper project, which is located in Cajamarca and expected to cost some $700 million, was not affected and will continue like normal.

    La Granja is thought to have between 4 billion tons and 8 billion tons of mineral deposits with a copper grade of 0.5 percent.

    After Chile, Peru is the world’s second largest copper producer.

    (Reporting by Teresa Cespedes; Writing by Dana Ford; Editing by Marguerita Choy)

    Like

  2. Pingback: Rio Tinto’s tainted Olympic medals | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: Vulture news from India | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: Anti climate change movement, together with polluters? | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: Namibian workers’ cancer from United States nuclear weapons program | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: Rio Tinto’s anti-environment anti-people policies | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.