Uranium workshops inform Traditional Owners

Posted: August 7th, 2009

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Last week, YMAC held workshops in Geraldton, Carnarvon and Karratha for Traditional Owners to learn about uranium mining and radiation.

They featured presentations by Dr Stephen Long, from the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency. Dr Long talked about on uranium and radiation, types of mining, environmental and health risks, and rehabilitation of old mine sites.

Questions from Traditional Owners included concerns over water use in uranium mining, transporting uranium from mine sites, impact on cultural practices and the long-term effects on flora and fauna.

For those who couldn’t make it to the workshops, YMAC is producing a DVD and information pack for all our members in 2010.