Saturday, December 14, 2013

Worker 'fell in' to radioactive slurry pit

Worker 'fell in' to radioactive slurry pit
ABC Online - ‎18 hours ago‎
SIMON SANTOW: The operators of the Ranger uranium mine in the Northern Territory are facing fresh allegations they are cutting corners on safety. A worker told his union he sunk up to his armpits into radioactive slurry while helping to clean up a massive ...

uranium leak: 'I've never seen anything like it'

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎19 hours ago‎
To the Jawoyn people, of southern Kakadu, it's known as buladjang, or ''sickness country'', pockets of land not fit for regular habitation. It was here, they believed, that the creation ancestor Bula ended his travels and left his spirit underground. Only recently ...

Traditional owners on Ranger taskforce

Sky News Australia - ‎Dec 12, 2013‎
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Ranger uranium mine spill: worker injured in clean-up, union says

ABC Online - ‎Dec 12, 2013‎
A worker has been injured during the clean-up of a toxic spill at the Ranger uranium mine in the Northern Territory, the ABC has been told. The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) says a fitter was injured this morning while cleaning up slurry ...

Ranger uranium leak taskforce ignores Aboriginal land owners

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Dec 12, 2013‎
Aboriginal traditional owners have been left off a taskforce set up by the government to investigate a massive leak of uranium and acid at the Ranger mine in Kakadu National Park. At 1am on Saturday a leach tank with a capacity of about 1.5 million litres ...

No comment on radioactive tests at uranium mine

ABC Online - ‎Dec 12, 2013‎
The Office of the Supervising Scientist has refused to comment about whether it has carried out its own tests following a spill of radioactive material from the Ranger Uranium Mine. A 1,400 cubic metre tank holding uranium oxide slurry and acid collapsed at ...

Comment: Ranger's toxic spill highlights the perils of self-regulation

SBS (blog) - ‎17 hours ago‎
Traditional owners are calling for intervention after a security breach at the Ranger uranium mine. (AAP). Previous Next Show Grid. The Ranger uranium mine in the heart of the Kakadu National Park. Previous Next Hide Grid. Image. 1/. Video. Audio.

Ranger's toxic spill highlights the perils of self-regulation

The Conversation - ‎Dec 12, 2013‎
Gavin Mudd consults to Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation ( and is the chair of the board of the Mineral Policy Institute. Monash University Provides funding as a Founding Partner of The Conversation. ...

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