Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, with major hubs in Australia, the US and Canada. Major products include aluminum, copper, diamonds, thermal and metallurgical coal, uranium, gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide and salt) and iron ore. Most operations are located in Australia and North America with significant businesses in Asia, Europe, Africa and South America.
The Flambeau Mine is part of Rio Tinto's Legacy Management group. The Legacy Management group’s commitment is to ensure that historic sites the company operated or inherited through the acquisition of other entities are safe, that all problem areas are addressed properly and cost-effectively, and that there is a sustainable socioeconomic future for the community and a minimal burden of aftercare for the historic sites.
Rio Tinto Corporate Site
City of Ladysmith, Wisconsin
Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce
University of Wisconsin Archives for Flambeau Mine
Wisconsin Geographical & Natural History Survey
Press Release on U.S. Court of Appeals Decision (8/19/13)
U.S. Court of Appeals Order and Opinion (8/15/13)
Court Decision Denying Plaintiffs’ Legal Fees for U.S. Court of Appeals Case (9/28/12)
Press Release on U.S. District Court Decision (7/25/12)
U.S. District Court Order and Opinion (7/24/12)
Fact Sheet on U.S. District Court Ruling (7/12)