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Can the Mirrar aboriginal people hold out against ERA’s plan to expand uranium mining in Kakadu National Park?

No traditional owners were at the meeting, but they have repeatedly said they do not want Jabiluka mined..

ERA still keen to mine Jabiluka for uranium, By Louisa Rebgetz   ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Apr 21, 2010 Energy Resources of Australia has made it clear it wants to mine the Jabiluka uranium deposit within the Kakadu National Park.

ERA owns and operates the nearby Ranger uranium mine…

At the company’s annual general meeting in Darwin today, shareholders were told the company is relying on the approval of a $36 million processing facility to recover an extra 20,000 tonnes of uranium oxide.

The company has a mining lease until 2021, but told the meeting it would love to exploit the contentious Jabiluka deposit.

The company says it has the highest grade of uranium in the world, but it will not consider mining it without consent from the Mirrar people.

No traditional owners were at the meeting, but they have repeatedly said they do not want Jabiluka mined………..

Company executives were probed about leakage at the mine’s tailings dam.

Environmentalists say up to 150,000 litres of contaminated water is leaking everyday into areas of Kakadu National Park.

ERA still keen to mine Jabiluka for uranium – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

April 22, 2010 - Posted by | aboriginal issues, Northern Territory, uranium | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Is this what PM Kev747 “I AM SORRY means”?
    Australia…
    I ask you to take this with you on ELECTION day
    Vesna

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    Comment by Vesna | April 27, 2010 | Reply


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