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Mining blast destroyed ancient rock shelters

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Mining giant Rio Tinto has cut the bonuses of three executives over the destruction of two ancient caves in Australia.

In May, the world's biggest iron ore miner destroyed the sacred Aboriginal sites in Pilbara, Western Australia.

The company went ahead with the destruction of the Juukan Gorge rock shelters despite the opposition of Aboriginal traditional owners.

They were among the oldest historic sites in Australia.

The caves showed evidence of continuous human habitation dating back 46,000 years.

Rio Tinto's chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques will lose a total of £2.7m.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53885695?

 

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Peter B

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-11/rio-tinto-boss-jean-sebastien-jacques-quits-over-juukan-blast/12653950

Rio Tinto's chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques will resign "by mutual agreement" following the destruction of Aboriginal heritage sites by the company this year.

The company's head of iron ore Chris Salisbury and head of corporate relations Simone Niven have also stepped down.

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Free99

Mankind has no respect for ancient history just money

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quiXilver

I'm currently experiencing a systemic saturation limit of capacitance for processing trauma, otherwise this would have me shaking with rage...

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Jon the frog

Bunch of morons... kick them out of Australia.

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Peter B
On 9/12/2020 at 5:28 PM, Free99 said:

Mankind has no respect for ancient history just money

Well, not everyone. Other representatives of mankind showed their respect for ancient history.

This article explains how the people running a bunch of industry superannuation funds played a major role in the resignations.

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