Report urges govt inquiry into Glencore Australia zinc mine clean-up

August 22, 2016

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Plans to expand Glencore’s McArthur River zinc mine in Australia should be put on hold, subject to a government inquiry to ensure it can be run soundly and its waste rock stored safely, a report released on Monday said.
The call comes following problems at the mine over the past few years, including smoke rising from the waste rock dumps, an acid leak from the tailings storage facility, and lead found in small fish in the McArthur River.

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