Liz Minchin and Lindsay Murdoch
CANCER cases among Aboriginal people living near Australia’s biggest uranium mine appear to be almost double the expected rate, a study by the Federal Government’s leading indigenous research body shows.
The study also found there had been no monitoring in the past 20 years on the Ranger mine’s impact on local indigenous health. Yet since 1981, there have been more than 120 spillages and leaks of contaminated water at the mine, located in the world heritage-listed Kakadu National Park.
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