Olympic Dam blockaded

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Forty activists held a protest on July 15 against the expansion of the Olympic Dam uranium mine.

They blockaded the entrance to highlight the catastrophic effects the mine and its expansion would have on traditional owners, their land and future generations.

Catrina Staurmberg, at the protest, said: “This is a toxic mine, no one is safe. Radioactive material does not discriminate. If the open-cut expansion or any kind of uranium mining continues it will put many lives at risk across the country.

“For every tonne of uranium produced, 660 tonnes of radioactive tailings waste remains behind. This waste is not carefully contained. It literally piles up in the outback.”