Ghost bat no hurdle for Rio Tinto

THE Environmental Protection Authority has recommended Rio Tinto’s proposal to extend open cut mining at its West Angelas iron ore mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara be approved.

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The threatened ghost bat is not likely to hold up Rio Tinto's proposed West Angelas expansion.

The approval is subject to conditions including the protection of national park water resources - the proposal impacts on Karijini National Park - and threatened ghost bats.