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    Dec 17, 2013


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      Date: 18 December 2013 10:17
      Subject: [WGAR-news] Radioactive Show: Maralinga - Muckaty - Medicine: 3CR Community Radio
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      Radioactive Show:
      Maralinga - Muckaty - Medicine:
      3CR Community Radio


      Newsletter date: 18 December 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/12/17/wgar-news-radioactive-show-maralinga-muckaty-medicine-3cr-community-radio

      Contents:

      * 3CR Community Radio: Radioactive Show: Maralinga - Muckaty - Medicine
      [Featuring Aunty Sue Coleman-Haseldine, Barb Shaw, Penny Phillips, Isobel Phillips & Michael Fonda]
      * Background to Justice for Aboriginal victims of Maralinga nuclear tests
      * Background to the proposed Muckaty nuclear waste dump

      * RTRFM: Understorey: Regulating the Nuclear Village
      [Featuring Uncle Kevin Buzzacott, Uncle Glen Cooke, Kado Muir & Della Rae Morrison]

      * Tracker: Federal govt suspends Ranger operations
      * Ryan Liddle, NITV News: Traditional owners call for mine closure after radioactive spill at Kakadu
      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Major uranium leak endangers Kakadu - but played down
      * Greens (WA) Robin Chapple MLC: Uranium Fails Catastrophically


      * 3CR COMMUNITY RADIO:
      RADIOACTIVE SHOW:
      MARALINGA - MUCKATY - MEDICINE
      [FEATURING AUNTY SUE COLEMAN-HASELDINE, BARB SHAW, PENNY PHILLIPS, ISOBEL PHILLIPS & MICHAEL FONDA]



      - Audio

      3CR Community Radio: Radioactive Show 07.12.2013
      http://www.3cr.org.au/radioactive/podcast/radioactive-show-07122013
      7 Dec 13: "Maralinga - Muckaty - Medicine. Desert Mixbag.
      Aunty Sue Coleman-Haseldine talks about life in Ceduna,
      threatened by mining on all sides and the legacy of the
      Maralinga bomb tests. Barb Shaw and Penny Phillips talk
      about Muckaty and Isobel Phillips reads two of her
      beautiful poems. Michael Fonda from the Public Health
      Association of Australia unravels the myths surrounding
      nuclear medicine and radioactive waste. This is one
      delightful desert mixbag."


      * BACKGROUND TO JUSTICE FOR ABORIGINAL VICTIMS OF MARALINGA NUCLEAR TESTS:

      Last updated: 12 July 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/21/background-to-justice-for-aboriginal-victims-of-maralinga-nuclear-tests


      * BACKGROUND TO THE PROPOSED MUCKATY NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP:

      Last updated: 9 December 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-proposed-muckaty-nuclear-waste-dump-in-nt-australia


      * RTRFM:
      UNDERSTORY:
      REGULATING THE NUCLEAR VILLAGE
      [FEATURING UNCLE KEVIN BUZZACOTT, UNCLE GLEN COOKE, KADO MUIR & DELLA RAE MORRISON]



      - Audio

      RTRFM: Understorey: Regulating the Nuclear Village
      http://rtrfm.com.au/story/understorey-regulating-the-nuclear-village/
      27 Nov 13: "Traditional owners from uranium rich areas in
      Australia speak their stories about what this means for
      caring for country. We meet Uncle Kevin Buzzacott,
      Uncle Glen Cooke
      , Kado Muir
      as well as Della Rae Morrison.
      There are prospects for WA’s first uranium mine, either at
      Wiluna ...  or at Kintyre ... Mia Pepper, nuclear
      campaigner at the Conservation Council of Western
      Australia, says the Environmental Protection Authority
      process does not properly reflect true community concern,
      and calls for a public inquiry into the nuclear industry.
      Does caring for country mean we should regulate the
      "nuclear village"?"


      * TRACKER:
      FEDERAL GOVT SUSPENDS RANGER OPERATIONS



      - News

      newsTracker: Federal govt suspends Ranger operations
      http://tracker.org.au/2013/12/federal-govt-suspends-ranger-operations/
      10 Dec 13: "NORTHERN TERRITORY: The federal government has
      told Energy Resources of Australia that it cannot resume
      processing uranium until regulators are happy with the
      integrity of the Ranger mine site at Kakadu following a
      massive leak of toxic slurry. ... "I understand the
      concerns of traditional owners and local residents and can
      assure them that governments will continue to ensure the
      mine operates to the highest standards." [Ian Macfarlane
      said] ... But the Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation (GAC),
      which represents the Mirarr traditional owners of the land,
      says it has no faith in regulators." By Tracker


      * RYAN LIDDLE, NITV NEWS:
      TRADITIONAL OWNERS CALL FOR MINE CLOSURE
      AFTER RADIOACTIVE SPILL AT KAKADU



      - Video

      NITV News:
      Traditional owners call for mine closure after radioactive spill at Kakadu

      By Ryan Liddle; Source NITV News
      http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/12/09/one-million-litres-radioactive-material-spills-arnhem-land
      9 Dec 13: "Environmental groups and Jabiru traditional
      owners are calling for the closure of Australia's oldest
      uranium mine following the explosion of a holding tank
      containing a million litres of radioactive material. ...
      In a statement, the local Indigenous representative body
      said "this is nothing but a hillbilly operation, run by a
      hillbilly miner with hillbilly regulators. Based on the
      woefully inadequate government response to the previous
      incident, we have no confidence that this will be taken
      seriously enough."" By Ryan Liddle


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      MAJOR URANIUM LEAK ENDANGERS KAKADU
      - BUT PLAYED DOWN



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: Major uranium leak endangers Kakadu - but played down
      http://thestringer.com.au/major-uranium-leak-endangers-kakadu-but-played-down/
      8 Dec 13: "A million litres of radioactive slurry has
      contaminated Kakadu National Park from a burst tank at
      Ranger uranium mine. It is a significant toxic accident but
      it has surprisingly generated relatively minimal news
      coverage. It took the local Traditional Owners to break the
      news to Australia. Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation (GAC)
      CEO, Justin O’Brien, said the Ranger mine and its surrounds
      may be closed for at least two months in order to contain
      the leak. The GAC represent the native title interests of
      the Mirarr peoples." By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      * GREENS (WA) ROBIN CHAPPLE MLC:
      URANIUM FAILS CATASTROPHICALLY



      - News

      Greens (WA) Robin Chapple MLC: Uranium Fails Catastrophically
      http://www.robinchapple.com/uranium-fails-catastrophically
      11 Dec 13: "As the Northern Territory scrambles to contain
      one of the worst uranium disasters in Australian history,
      Western Australia faces new proposals for uranium mines. ...
      The people of Coonana are no strangers to the uranium
      industry. Members of Coonana are Spinifex people who were
      living in Maralinga in South Australia until the 1950’s
      whereby they were dispossessed of their lands due to atomic
      testing by the governments of the United Kingdom and
      Australia and moved to Cundalee and then Coonana."

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