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Rio Tinto shelves Jabiluka plans

Extract from Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC Online, on Sept 5th, 2002.

Mining giant Rio Tinto has agreed to shelve the proposed Jabiluka uranium
mine in Kakadu National Park, once and for all.

The mine had been put on hold for 10 years because of a downturn in
uranium prices.

Rio Tinto chairman Sir Robert Wilson has told the BBC's Hardtalk program
the company will not develop the Jabiluka mine without the consent of
traditional owners.

It is the first time the company has ruled mining out even in the distant

Rio Tinto has also agreed to clean up the site.

But Andy Ralph from the Gundjehmi Corporation representing traditional
owners is demanding that be done immediately.

"Sacred sites are still under threat while the Jabiluka mine remains in
standby mode," he said.




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