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Western Australian Aboriginal communities pleased at govt rejection of Toro’s uranium mining plan

ANFAFederal Ministers announcement give hope to Aboriginal Communities  19 Dec 12, The Australian and West Australian Nuclear Free Alliances (ANFA and WANFA) have today welcomed Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke’s decision to delay any approval of the Toro Wiluna uranium mine in WA, until there is more information.

logo-WANFAWANFA chairperson, Kado Muir said “Minister Burke has given hope to the Aboriginal people represented by WANFA that the conservative Government in Western Australia cannot and will not get away with steam rolling development on our Traditional land.” “This decision sends a message to our Aboriginal communities that if you hold out and stand up strong for country – you can win. Thankyou Mr Burke.”

Peter Watts ANFA Co-Chair said “ANFA stands in solidarity with those
strong people in WA who have challenged uranium mining. This is good
news for Aboriginal people right across the country who are standing
together united and fighting against the nuclear industry on their

“With the heightened awareness of asbestos – we need to be mindful of
the health risks of uranium. We should also remember the huge amounts
of water this industry consumes as we’ve seen at Olympic Dam uranium
mine– where BHP Billiton doesn’t even pay for it.”

“We’re coming up to the second anniversary of the Fukushima disaster –
uranium from where I come from was there at Fukushima, we’re
responsible for that. We cannot forget that.”

Media Contact
Kado Muir – WANFA Chairperson – 0477184957
Peter Watts – ANFA Co-Chair – 0432483066

December 18, 2012 - Posted by | General News

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