Kennecott Eagle Minerals Shortlists Union Contractors for Initial Civil/Site Work for Grassroot Eagle Nickel-Copper Mine

SUGAR LAND, TX, May 13, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) — RTP | news | PowerRating | PR Charts — Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) — Despite local opposition from environ  mental groups, Kennecott Eagle Minerals Company, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto Group (NYSE:RTP) (London), is moving ahead with plans for the $300 million Eagle nickel-copper mine, which will be built 25 miles northwest of Marquette, Michigan, near Michigamme.

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