Tuesday 13 August marked ten years since mining giant Rio Tinto turned back the trucks and commenced rehabilitation work at the controversial Jabiluka uranium project in Kakadu. The move saw one of the world’s biggest miners return 50,000 tonnes of unprocessed uranium ore back underground and literally close off access to a 1.5 kilometre mine tunnel. The closure of the Jabiluka mine followed a David v Goliath struggle led by the Mirarr Traditional Owners and actively supported by many thousands of people around Australia and across the world.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=12413.