Pollution from the copper mine chosen to produce metal for the medals awarded at the 2012 London Olympics is responsible for up to 200 premature deaths each year, campaigners have claimed.
See http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/pollution-row-hits-mining-firm-supplying-olympic-medals-2267944.html.
See also:
Groups gather to protest expansion of Rio Tinto subsidiary’s operations in Utah
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=15150796
Air advocates to voice opposition to Kennecott expansion
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705370564/Air-advocates-to-voice-opposition-to-Kennecott-expansion.html
Environmental groups protest Kennecott mine expansion
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/51629962-90/utah-lake-salt-kennecott.html.csp
Rio Tinto should be responsible for damage
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/51614839-82/rio-tinto-utah-albanese.html.csp
Video clips from press conference in Salt Lake City, Thursday 14 April 2011
Lynn de Freitas/Friends of Great Salt Lake:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZ4J7VT-kMw
Terry Marasco/Utah Clean Air Alliance:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p28Om9xHV3I
Ashley Anderson/Utah Moms for Clean Air:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8glYRtdZ0A
Ivan Webber/Ex-Kennecott Contract Employee:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_pTGtkIvlI
Marion Klaus/Sierra Club:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uiw9iWiIQF0
Michael Milke/Post Carbon Salt Lake
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JONc05btoOc