- Rio Tinto/Kennecott is responsible for about 1/3 of the air pollution in the Salt Lake Valley – Utah residents breath pieces of the mountain mined and smelted by Rio Tinto every day. – Some of the serious health problems associated with the kind of air pollution in Salt Lake include: asthma, lung disease, leukemia, [...]
It’s time we stop pretending that the same corporate polluter that fought tooth and nail to not deal with their environmental messes in other communities would think twice before abusing more front-line communities in our own back yard. Riot Tinto fails to recognize that our community needs begin with a respect for life, for health and for our collective future.
(Originally published at The Huffington Post by Paul Foy) SALT LAKE CITY — When winter comes to Utah and atmospheric conditions trap a soup of pollutants close to the ground, doctors say it turns every resident in the Salt Lake basin into the equivalent of a cigarette smoker. For days or weeks at a time, an inversion [...]