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AUSTRALIA: Rio Tinto Uranium Mine Spills Radioactive Acid in National Park


Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, habitatdestruction, habitat, pollution, ecosystems, world, healthconditions )

Cal
- 320 days ago - bloomberg.com
Rio Tinto Group (RIO)'s Energy Resources Australia (ERA) said a tank at its Rangers uranium mine in Kakadu National Park split, spilling a mixture of acid, ore, mud and water.



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Betsy Bee (1049)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 9:26 am
This is terrible news to have a national park contaminated by the residues of uranium mining.....Australia is responsible for grating a license to mail for uranium so close to a national part. Australia, why such greed?
 

Betsy Bee (1049)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 9:27 am
Please change "mail" to "mine"! Apologies to all.
 

Ondine J. (136)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 10:14 am
Another environmental tragedy, I'm so saddened Kakadu National Park is a gem.
 

Winn Adams (194)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 12:39 pm
Terrible
 

Ben B. (39)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 8:07 pm
Rio Tinto-ERA, once again demonstrating that they are a responsible corporate citizen, who makes sure that all their facilities are well maintained and in good order,.... it seems they are negligent in not inspecting the tanks regularly and ensuring that there are no leaks... Kakadu is far too valuable to put at risk.
Very sadly noted, thanks Cal for posting.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 1:19 am
Noted.
 

GGmaSheila D. (172)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 12:25 pm
What's up with the assault on our finite fresh water supply worldwide. These Mega Corporations know the odds are against safe containment of poisons, contaminated fracking water, mining sludge water, etc, especially considering most of the water is contained in pools open to the elements and extreme weather. Too bad the EPA doesn't do its job.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 1:52 pm
Thank you.
 

Nimue Pendragon (255)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 10:09 pm
noted
 

Robert O. (12)
Monday December 9, 2013, 12:27 am
Thanks Cal.
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Monday December 9, 2013, 1:25 am
Why on earth is mining and drilling allowed in national parks they are supposed to be a place of protection ?.
 

Doris G. (71)
Monday December 9, 2013, 2:47 am
noted
 

Michael A. (29)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 1:37 am
Thanks
 
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