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Australian Nuclear Free Alliance call for health checks near uranium mine

Call for health monitoring near uranium mine, ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), By Sally Bothroyd  Apr 22, 2010 A member of the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance says there should be a program to monitor the health of people who live near the Ranger uranium mine.
The mine’s operator, Energy Resources of Australia, held its annual general meeting yesterday and said concerns about contaminated water leaking from the site were unfounded.

Donna Jackson attended the meeting on behalf of the Australian Conservation Foundation and says there needs to be more monitoring done to protect the health of Indigenous people living in Kakadu National Park.

“If they’re so confident about their processes and they’re so confident [that] there’s no impact on the wider community, why are they not monitoring people,” she said.

“And why isn’t there funding available, given the amount of profits they boasted about.” Call for health monitoring near uranium mine – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

April 23, 2010 - Posted by | health, Northern Territory, uranium | , , , , ,

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