By Rhiannon Hoyle
SYDNEY--Rio Tinto PLC said it has reached an agreement with residents of Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea, to assess the legacy impact of the Panguna copper mine that it offloaded in 2016 and has been closed for more than three decades.
The company said a joint committee of stakeholders will be established to oversee a detailed independent assessment of Panguna, which Rio Tinto said it wasn't able to access since operations were suspended due to an uprising against the mine.
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