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Public comment period open for BHP’s Pilbara expansion plans

Mining major BHP Billiton’s plans for its Southern Flank iron-ore deposit, in the Pilbara, is open for public comment to comment on.

BHP is seeking environmental approval to include the Southern Flank orebody into its Mining Area C operations, which will require the clearing of an additional 19 850 ha of land and extending the Mining Area C development by 10 218 ha.