Rio Mongolian Mine Failure Would Be ‘Catastrophe,’ Minister Says

Rio Mongolian Mine Failure Would Be ‘Catastrophe,’ Minister Says

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A camel grazes on the open desert near the Oyu Tolgoi mine in the south Gobi desert, Khanbogd region, Mongolia on Oct. 9, 2012. Rio Tinto Group controls 66 percent of the project through its unit Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. and the Mongolian government the rest.