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Human rights complaint urges Rio Tinto fix environmental ‘disaster’ at Bougainville mine site

A group of Bougainville residents have filed a human rights complaint against Rio Tinto, alleging ongoing environmental, health and economic impacts from mining waste.

Each morning, Theonila Roka Matbob walks down to the river that flows near her village, and looks at the water and sand.

  • Aaron Fernandes
  • SBS News

It’s a hue of grey-blue, the result of copper pollution and mining tailings…

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