Australian cave blast inquiry urges Rio Tinto to negotiate restitution

(Reuters) – Mining giant Rio Tinto should negotiate a restitution package with the First Nations group of Indigenous Australians affected by its legal destruction of two ancient rockshelters to expand an iron ore mine, an inquiry panel said on Wednesday.

The panel released an interim report in which it also recommended that Rio Tinto ensure a full reconstruction of the rockshelters at its own expense.