BP, Rio Tinto and Dow Chemical accused of using the 2012 games to ‘greenwash’ their reputations
“Rio Tinto is involved in environmental and human rights controversies all over the world, but the pollution is so bad near the mines in Utah where Rio Tinto has extracted the metals for the Olympic medals that local physicians have linked it to premature deaths,” claimed Richard Solly of the London Mining Network. “Trade Union groups from all over the world have also been voting in solidarity with Quebecois workers that Rio Tinto have locked out since last December in a labour dispute.”