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Aboriginal traditional owners warn that Rum Jungle uranium mine rehabilitation is jeopardised


Above: Finniss River polluted by Rum Jungle mine’s toxic metallic and radioactive debris

Rum Jungle uranium mine rehabilitation jeopardised by NT Resources Department, traditional owners warn  By Sara Everingham 

The NT Department of Resources has previously said that failing to rehabilitate the mine would risk more drainage of acid and metals.

Traditional owners have been calling for the rehabilitation of the site not just to protect the environment but also so the land can eventually be handed back to them to finalise their Finniss River land claim.

In the early 1980s, the Rum Jungle site could not be handed back to traditional owners as part of the successful claim in case they became liable for the then notorious environmental problems.


April 4, 2018 - Posted by | environment, Northern Territory

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