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Another possible cancer link to Rio Tinto

Published by MAC on 2007-01-12

Another possible cancer link to Rio Tinto

12th January 2007

Another alarum was raised this month about possible cancers deriving from condtions at a Rio Tinto mine.

Last November, an Australian report suggested that cancer rates were double the norm among Aboriginal people at the company's Ranger uranium mine. [see:]

Now, the United Steelworkers of America trade union is calling for an investigation of rare cancers among workers at Rio Tinto's 59%-owned iron ore mine in Labrador.

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