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Former uranium mine in Australia: Healing a scarred land

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    Healing a scarred land

    By Matt Garrick
    Posted 12 hours ago, updated 5h ago
    One of the world's biggest mine clean-ups is happening on the edge of Kakadu National Park. It's a high stakes operation where failure could be 'cataclysmic'.

    "This is a healing," Mr Christophersen says, his eyes reddening, as he stares out toward Kakadu.

    The broad shouldered Bunitj man's voice cracks like the ground beneath his feet.

    Something is stirring within him, something about the mine site on which he stands.

    Something about its history.

    A history of heartbreak and money.

    And of a people dislocated.

    "That's what this mob don't see," he says, motioning to a mining company team waiting nearby — managers and scientists — over by their four-wheel-drives.

    "They don't understand the hurt."...

    For four decades, Energy Resources of Australia's (ERA) now-defunct uranium project supplied the main component for nuclear energy to some of the world’s superpower nations....

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