The clean-up is now predicted to cost A$808 million — A$296 million (about $213m) more than ERA's initial A$512-million estimate.
Energy Resources of Australia Mining News
A study commissioned by the Minerals Council of Australia shows the economic benefit from the sector could increase tenfold to $9.5 billion.
The traditional owners’ opposition could mean that Energy Resources of Australia (ERA), a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, has to write down the value of its assets.
An internal investigation by ERA is looking at the incident.
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