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Uranium mining risk to Alice Springs water

The federal member for the seat of Lingiari, Warren Snowdon, says if re-elected the Government will commit to a study of whether Alice Springs groundwater supplies could be affected by a proposed uranium mine 20 kilometres from the town.

Study into uranium impact on water ‘desperate’,  ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), By Anna Henderson, 20 Aug 2010, The Greens say Labor’s promise to investigate the effects of uranium mining on the Alice Springs water supply is a desperate bid to win back the environmental vote.

The federal member for the seat of Lingiari, Warren Snowdon, says if re-elected the Government will commit to a study of whether Alice Springs groundwater supplies could be affected by a proposed uranium mine 20 kilometres from the town.

The Greens candidate for Lingiari, Barb Shaw, says the announcement is just a bid to claw back the environmental vote.

“It goes to show how desperate Mr Snowdon is,” she said.

Study into uranium impact on water ‘desperate’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

August 20, 2010 - Posted by | Northern Territory, uranium, water | , , , , , , ,

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