Rio Tinto damages another cultural site
Rio Tinto has damaged another Aboriginal site three years after the destruction of sacred rock shelters at Juukan Gorge.
The FTSE 100 company has halted mining activities at an iron ore mine in Western Australia after an indigenous rock shelter was damaged.
A rock and a small tree were displaced from the registered cultural heritage site after an explosion that occurred at the Nammuldi site last month.
Concern: Rio Tinto has halted mining activities at an iron ore mine in Western Australia after an indigenous rock shelter was damaged.
It comes three years after the Anglo-Australian company was convicted of destroying rock shelters at Juukan Gorge.
Rio Tinto said it was resolving what had happened to the Muntulgura Guruma people.
Head of operations Simon Trott said drone footage suggested there was no structural damage to the shelter.
Aaron Rayner, of Wintawari Guruma Aboriginal Corporation, said: ‘WGAC is disappointed by the report but is yet to establish the extent of the impact.