New Pilbara Iron Ore Mine Approved

A new open cut iron ore mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region has received conditional environmental approval.

The Koodaideri Iron Ore Mine, proposed by Rio Tinto subsidiary Mount Bruce Mining about 110km northwest of Newman, is expected to generate up to 70 million tonnes of iron ore a year.

The Environmental Protection Authority has imposed 14 conditions on the mine including the creation of buffers and an exclusion zone to protect local species the Pilbara Leaf-nosed Bat, the Northern Quoll and the Pilbara Olive Python.

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