Australian news, and some related international items

U.S. corruption investigation involves BHP Billiton

BHP embroiled in US corruption probe, The West Australian, 21 April 2010, BHP Billiton says it is co-operating with US authorities in an investigation into possible corruption involving government officials.The miner would not say where the possible violations occurred, except to say that they did not involve China, or BHP Billiton’s marketing or sales activities.

The company said the matter related “primarily to certain terminated minerals exploration projects”……….The spokeswoman would not reveal which country or countries the investigation related to, but said it related to past exploration projects, the last of which wound up about one year ago…..The fall in uranium production was due to an outage at the Clark shaft at BHP Billiton’s huge Olympic Dam mine in South Australia, the company said.

BHP embroiled in US corruption probe – The West Australian

April 21, 2010 - Posted by | secrets and lies, uranium | , , , , ,

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