Cancer doubles for Aborigines at Ranger uranium mine

Accused … the Ranger uranium mine in Kakadu National Park.

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.

For the full story, go to The Sydney Morning Herald

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