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German DVD blows the whistle on Australia’s Olympic Dam uranium mine

The DVD specializes in the truth of BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam (Roxby) uranium mine in northern South Australia–the world’s greatest uranium deposit.

The Reality About The Largest Uranium Mine in Australia, Bukisa, Oct 25th, 2010 by scotmxncmo

Following the 1986 Chernobyl crisis the nuclear industry was once at the ropes. Discredited, grimy, pricey and with no method to its rising stockpiles of prime degree radioactive waste, the business shared the credibility cellar with the tobacco lobby.

And then got here the lifestyles raft of worldwide warming. The nuclear business discovered new words to explain itself, located itself because the lesser of two evils, spent closely on PR and suddenly Robert’s your radioactive relative and new-build nuclear energy is again in contention.

On this context Nuking the Local weather Initiative, a group of young German filmmakers, launched into a journey in 2008 to find the affects of the place this industry starts: uranium mining.

The DVD specializes in the truth of BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam (Roxby) uranium mine in northern South Australia–the world’s greatest uranium deposit. Through smartly-crafted cinematography and dialogue with Aboriginal Traditional Owners, trade representatives and environmentalists, a picture emerges of unsustainable water use, native pollution events and big mounds of radioactive mine tailings.

It is not a lovely picture however you will need to assist counter-balance the glossy PR of the arena’s biggest mining corporate and one of the most globe’s most toxic trades. Because the DVD tracks the distances from the place the uranium is sourced to the place it is used we’re reminded of the connectedness of our fragile globe and the stark lesson of Chernobyl: radioactive pollution does no longer desire a passport to travel.

The Reality About The Largest Uranium Mine in Australia

October 26, 2010 - Posted by | Resources -audiovicual, Uranium | , , , , , ,

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