BHP Billiton’s gigantic Olympic Dam copper-uranium mine in South Australia has long been a focus of strident protests.
Legal action has been taken by local Arabunna elder, ‘Uncle’ Kevin Buzzacott, to halt expansion of the mine, which the company aims to make the biggest uranium mine in the world.
Kevin Buzzacott is telling the story of an old lizard, known as Kalta, who sleeps under the ground. However, Kalta isn’t sleepy any more – not since the Australian Government approved expansion of the operations in October 2011.
Kevin has called for help to the lizard in shutting down the mine. The result has been a weekend of protest in Australia, called the Lizard’s Revenge (with accompanying global protests).
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