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Mining Firm Desecrated Australia Aboriginal Site


Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 425 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Mining firm OM Manganese was found guilty on Friday - the first time a company has been successfully prosecuted in Australia for desecration of a sacred site. OM Manganese was fined A$150,000 ($134,000; £88,000).



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Birgit W. (145)
Friday August 2, 2013, 1:19 pm
This is outrageous.
 

GGmaSheila D. (171)
Friday August 2, 2013, 5:44 pm
It seems we're not the only country to desecrate sacred sites of our Native peoples. Would be nice if we would prosecute those Mega-Corps desecrating our land. Noted with thanks.
 

Lona Goudswaard (71)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 6:53 am
"The company never intended to harm, damage or disrespect the sacred site." Just look at the last picture: what's left of it sits in the middle of a huge mining crater. There was absolutely no way the could have NOT damaged it. And people can barely reach it.
Good thing they are prosecuted, but the fine is a mere slap on the wrist. I hope the next fine will knock their blocks of.
 

Debra Tate (17)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 8:25 am
Noted! They should of been fined $134 million instead of thousands
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 7:02 pm
Noted
 

Gloria H. (88)
Monday August 5, 2013, 8:11 pm
What total BS. Yup fracking, mining, sound blasting is never intended to harm anything...so sweet and innocent sounding little itsy bitsy stretch of excuse for doing just whatever you damned well want as long as you don't get caught.
Caught with their pants down! Sorta like BP with their BS ads about "how much they care about the environment" while they weasel out on REALLY cleaning the environment. They aren't cleaning it, they are "cleaning up" up alright, $$$$$$$ to the bank.
 
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