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Australian news, and some related international items

50 years later, Rum Jungle uranium mine site still radioactive

Recreation reserve closed due to radiation,  ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), By Louisa Rebgetz  Nov 12, 2010 A Northern Territory recreational reserve where a uranium mine once operated has been closed due to low-level radiation in the area. The Rum Jungle Mine, about 100 kilometres south of Darwin, operated in the early 1960s.The area was rehabilitated in 1991 before becoming the Rum Jungle South Recreation Reserve.The Department of Resources says tests at the waste rock pile at the reserve have detected low-level radiation……Recreation reserve closed due to radiation – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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November 15, 2010 - Posted by | environment, Northern Territory, uranium, wind | , , , , , , ,

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