Uranium Ranger Mine closing

Team DNTC, 19. Dec. 2020

Plans for cleaning up the site of the Ranger uranium mine, which closes in January – and incorporating it into Australia’s largest national park, Kakadu – are being hampered by an unrealistic five-year rehabilitation time frame, uncertainty over funding and fears about a tailings dam leaking toxic contaminants into the surrounding national park.

“There is a requirement to isolate mining tailings for 10,000 years, but how can that be done without any funds earmarked for monitoring or post-closure management?” (Dr Rebecca Lawrence from the University of Sydney)

Report Closing Ranger Protecting Kakadu

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