Time to clean up Ranger uranium mine and clear out of Kakadu

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  • Petitioning The Hon Willem Westra van Holthe

Time to clean up Ranger uranium mine and clear out of Kakadu

Petition by Environment Centre NT

Kakadu deserves the highest level of protection – not uranium mines and toxic mess.

A major contamination leak has halted operations at the Ranger uranium mine after one million litres of highly acidic radioactive slurry has escaped from the mines containment area following the collapse of a tank on December 7 2013.

The spill is the latest and most severe of a string of recent management and system failures at Ranger and poses a direct threat to worker’s safety, local communities and the environment of the surrounding World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park.

Please tell the Federal Environment Minister and Ranger’s regulators that enough is enough – it’s time for Energy Reserouces of Australia  to clean up Ranger and clear out of Kakadu for good.

To:
The Hon Willem Westra van Holthe, NT Minister for Mines and Energy
The Hon Greg Hunt, Federal Environment Minister
The Ranger mine is aging and failing. Please act to protect Kakadu and ensure that operations at Ranger uranium mine remain suspended pending a full and independent audit of all mine infrastructure and equipment.The time for mining uranium in a World Heritage area is over. We urge the Federal and NT Governments to reject ERA’s application for the Ranger 3 Deeps project – a planned new underground mine.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Posted on December 22, 2013, in ConspiracyOz Posts. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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