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Ranger uranium mine: fears over toxic tailings buried in the pits during rehabilitation | Katherine Times




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Leading scientists fear Kakadu National Park’s pristine aquifers and drinking water are in jeopardy from an inevitable “toxic cocktail” seepage as the mammoth task of rehabilitation at Ranger uranium mine is underway and the surroundings – everything from offices to trucks and tailings – are thrown in the pit as filler. On January 8, after 40 years of operations the mine officially closed, but there is still much to do at the site. Sydney Environment Institute research affiliate Rebecca Lawrence holds high hopes one of Australia’s oldest uranium mines will fit seamlessly with its surroundings – Heritage listed Kakadu National Park – at the completion of rehabilitation in 2026. But toxic tailings buried…

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