What was the Jabiluka mine controversy?

What was the Jabiluka mine controversy?

The Jabiluka mine controversy dates back to the early 1970s when Pancontinental Mining Limited discovered high-grade uranium deposits in the Northern Territory. The Jabiluka mine lease, at present, is entirely surrounded by World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park.

What was the Jabiluka Blockade?

March 2020 marks the twenty-second anniversary of an eight-month blockade involving thousands of peaceful protesters who travelled to support the Mirarr in their fight to stop a mine. The site of the proposed Jabiluka uranium mine in Australia’s Northern Territory is now under active revegetation.

Where is the Jabiluka mine?

Northern Territory of Australia
Jabiluka is a pair of uranium deposits and mine development in the Northern Territory of Australia that was to have been built on land belonging to the Mirarr clan of Aboriginal people. The mine site is surrounded by, but not part of, the World Heritage–listed Kakadu National Park.

Who owns Jabiluka?

The Jabiluka mineral lease, 230 km east of Darwin and covering 73 km2, is owned by Energy Resources of Australia Ltd (ERA), a Rio Tinto group company.

When was the Jabiluka mine discovered?

Jabiluka was discovered by Pancontinental Mining Limited’s geologists in 1971. Since then more than 250 holes totalling 51,000 metres have been drilled on a 30m x 30m grid to explore and define the orebody. In August 1982 Mineral Lease MLN1 was granted by the Norther?.

What risks does uranium mining pose in the Kakadu region?

destruction of traditional life. Alcohol consumption in the region is very high and poses a major threat to the health and well being of Aboriginal people in the Region.

Who owns the Ranger uranium mine?

Energy Resources of Australia Ltd
Ranger uranium mine, operated by Energy Resources of Australia Ltd (ERA), is located in the Alligator River Region of the Northern Territory, 8 km east of the township of Jabiru.

How deep is Jim Jim Falls?

The waterfall descends from an elevation of 259 metres (850 ft) above sea level via one drop that ranges in height between 140 and 200 metres (460 and 660 ft) into a plunge pool within the creek. The falls are located near the eastern boundary of the national park and 28 kilometres (17 mi) south of Jabiru.

Is the Ranger mine still open?

Mining finished at Ranger in late 2012 and the mine plant processed stockpiled ore until January 2021. ERA has tenure and access to the site, principally for rehabilitation activities, until 8 January 2026….Ranger Uranium Mine.

Discovered 1969
Opened 1980
Closed 2021

Why was the Ranger uranium mine closed?

Ranger uranium mine and mill finally closed down ERA further announced that, due to current market conditions and the imminent decommissioning of the Ranger mill, development of the Ranger 3 Deeps deposit remains uneconomic. ERA therefore expects to close the Ranger 3 Deeps decline.

Is Jim Jim Falls 4WD only?

Access to the Jim Jim Falls area is by 4WD only. Turn east off the Kakadu Highway 43km south of the Bowali Centre. Engage 4WD and travel 50 km along the Jim Jim Falls access road to reach the Garnamarr Campground (see below for details) . Jim Jim Falls car park is an additional 15 km along the access road .

Are there crocodiles in Jim Jim Falls?

Swim at your own risk in the Jim Jim Falls plunge pool only. Modjarrki (freshwater crocodiles) also occur here. They are usually very shy but may become aggressive when feeling threatened. Please do not approach or feed them.

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