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It seems that Rio Tinto has finally agreed to some longstanding demands by the Mirrar people, tradit

Published by MAC on 2003-07-09


It seems that Rio Tinto has finally agreed to some longstanding demands by the Mirrar people, traditional owners of the huge Jabiluka uranium lease in northern Australia. In an announcement last week, ERA - a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto - committed it self to a negotiated settlement, under which the company would grant a "right of veto" over the project and "rehabilitate" the existing site. Negotiations for a final agreement are now underway - though the devil may still be in the detail.

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