Northern Territory nuclear waste dump – photographic exhibition on view in London
NT radioactive waste dump plan under the lens in London, 8 June 13
The lives of some of the locals and landscapes threatened by a planned national radioactive waste dump in the Northern Territory will feature in a leading international photo festival in London this weekend.
You can view the exhibition at: http://jd.photoshelter.com/gallery/Manuwangku-Under-the-Nuclear-Cloud-NT-Australia-2010-11/G00009qOJutjBtoc/
Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud profiles the community resisting the federal government’s plan to build the radioactive waste dump on Aboriginal land at Muckaty, north of Tennant Creek in the Barkly region of Central Australia.
This weekend the exhibition by Jagath Dheerasekara is a keynote feature at the Photographic Images Changing Society (PICS) festival in London.
The exhibition has been touring Australia since January 2012 and has shown in Sydney, Melbourne, Fremantle, Darwin and Canberra. In coming months it will feature in both the NT Desert Harmony festival (Tennant Creek) and at a new launch in Brisbane.
Recently (May 25) there was a community rally and concert in Tennant Creek to mark six years of sustained resistance to the Muckaty dump plan and the issue remains the subject of a Federal Court action and a growing campaign.
“The Muckaty dump plan lacks procedural integrity, scientific credibility and community consent”, said the Beyond Nuclear Initiative coordinator Natalie Wasley.
“From the Barkly to Britain the story of this struggle is gaining attention and support – and the government’s heavy-handed approach is clearly in the frame”.
Full PICS festival program is at: http://picsfestival.weebly.com/multimedia-programme.html
Further information and comment: Natalie Wasley 0429 900 774
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