Rio Tinto suspends operations at Bingham Canyon Mine

Miner Rio Tinto has suspended operations at its Bingham Canyon Mine after a slide occurred on the north eastern wall of the mine.

Miner Rio Tinto has suspended operations at its Bingham Canyon Mine after a slide occurred on the north eastern wall of the mine.

The slide occurred along a geotechnical fault line of the wall following an acceleration of movement in recent weeks.

"Pre-emptive measures were taken to relocate facilities and roads prior to the slide," the company said.

Experts are currently assessing the extend of the slide and its impact on operations. The group added that all employees are safe and accounted for.

The mine is operated by the company's Kennecott Utah Copper business.

NR

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