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BHP Olympic Dam copper-uranium mine operates on outdated 1991 era Occupational Radiation Exposure Limits:

BHP Olympic Dam copper-uranium mine operates on outdated 1991 era Occupational Radiation Exposure Limits:

A Bill for a new Radiation Protection and Control Act 2020 goes to the SA Parliament for debate on/from Tues 2nd June, involving a range of untenable 1982 Indenture Act legal privileges to BHP that are retained in the Bill and proposed to be just rolled over into a new Act – which is unfit for the 2020’s…

Please see a Briefing Paper (4 pages) – with sub-headings covering key points:

“BHP Olympic Dam operates under outdated 1991 era Radiation Exposure Standards”

Briefing Paper prepared by David Noonan, Independent Environment Campaigner, 18 May 2020

Strong evidence to Reform a 30-year old standard and apply a Safer Lower Worker Exposure Limit p.1

BHP Olympic Dam underground mine workers face a significant increase in cancer risk p.2

BHP Olympic Dam workers face radiation health impacts double that of cancer risks alone p.3

The Bill and the Olympic Dam mine expansion must trigger a Radiation Safety Review p.4

How long will SA wait to Review and Reform worker radiation exposure health risks?

May 28, 2020 - Posted by | politics, South Australia, uranium

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