Kennecott Copper Mine

The Great Olympic Greenwash

Mei-Ling McNamara | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK
Mei-Ling McNamara

This year's medals, the largest and heaviest in Olympic history, will be made almost entirely from the raw materials extracted and smelted at the Kennecott Copper Mine, owned by Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto. But now this mine is also at the centre of a federal lawsuit in the Utah courts, where Rio Tinto Kennecott stands accused of violating the US Clean Air Act for over five years.