Another possible cancer link to Rio TintoPublished 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: http://www.minesandcommunities.org/Action/press1317.htm]
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.