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Down the tubes

Published by MAC on 2007-09-11

Down the tubes

11th September 2007

Rio Tinto seems about to seal the knot with Alcan - making it the world's biggest aluminnum producer.

Just a month before, it had signed a contract with the Malaysian government to access hydro-power from rainforested Sarawak's highly controversial Bakun dam for a huge aluminium smelter.


So, why aren't people rushing to share the venture it launched in April to "you-tube" the world?

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