Undermined and Wasted: Australia’s Nuclear Landscape

The story runs that everything the ancient Greek King Midas touched turned to gold. In the 1950’s and 60’s uranium was seen as a Midas mineral and, with around 35% of the world’s uranium reserves, Australia became a significant player in the global nuclear trade. At the time with much
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Australian uranium in Africa – our responsibility?

Mining in Africa Poor working conditions, a high exposure to radiation, deaths and injuries to workers, road accidents, toxic spills and the discharge of radioactive tailings into a local river are just some of the reported incidents at Malawi’s Kayelekera Uranium Mine (KUM). The mine
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Rehabilitating Mirarr Land: Mining to end at Ranger?

­Ranger uranium mine operates within the bounds of the dual World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. Ranger was established through a no-consent lease on the traditional lands of the Mirarr people in the late 1970s. Ranger is the only operating asset of mining company Energy Resour
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Mining Monitor June 2015

We are excited about this Mining Monitor. (Online version here) Not only are we remembering the struggle at Ranger but we also publishing our first Tok Pisin article. Lauren Mellor from the Environment Centre NT reflects on ERA’s recent announcement on the Ranger 3 deeps expansion, co
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Ranger’s toxic spill highlights the perils of self-regulation

The latest accident at the Ranger uranium mine is a timely reminder of the environmental risks of operating a heavy industry facility: especially a uranium mine on Indigenous land, surrounded by the World… The collapsed leach tank at the Ranger mine in Kakadu National Park. AAP/Suppli
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