A senior traditional owner in Kakadu National Park is calling on the Australian government to reject plans to expand the Ranger uranium mine. Yvonne Margarula is alarmed at the likely poisoning of her peoples’ water by mine wastes. However, Rio Tinto – which manages Ranger through its subsidairy ERA – has dismissed these fears, despite such contamination already having a long history.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=10711.