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Rio Tinto to finally sort out smelter's waste problem

Ian Llewellyn
Thu, 27 May 2021

NZAS bosses had argued for some time that responsibility for the dross stored in a number of site was not entirely theirs.
Ian Llewellyn
Thu, 27 May 2021
The government has welcomed Tiwai smelter owner Rio Tinto’s confirmation it will take financial responsibility for sorting out waste issues including aluminium dross stored around Southland.This includes taking on the $4 million in funding commitments of the government, councils and landowners in relation to the ouvea material stored in the former paper mill in Mataura.Rio Tinto chief executive Jakob Stausholm said in a letter to prime minister Jacinda Ardern and other ministers the company would make right its environmental performance a...

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