EPA tick for Rio to expand West Angelas

Rio Tinto has been given the green light by the Environmental Protection Authority to expand the West Angelas iron ore mine in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

Bulk Handlng Review is reporting Rio Tinto expects to minimise the impacts of clearing native vegetation to flora, fauna and inland waters, and address West Angelas’ rehabilitation in its mine closure plan.

Rio Tinto plans begin construction this year with an expected production start in 2021.

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