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Concerned residents of North Queensland formed the Anti Nuclear Group in 1980, after the State Government gave approval of a Uranium Mine in 1980.
Residents feared that water supply to North Queensland would become contaminated. After a spill in January 1981, this group was formed has protect Queensland since, but now the 29 year old ban has been overturned and the Ben Lomond mine could be reopened.
Kokatha -> The Traditional Owners oppose the Roxby Downs / Olympic Dam Open Cut Uranium Mine because Kokatha do NOT want to be a part of the destruction of Kokatha Lands and waterways in South Australia.
Without the proper consultation of Kokatha Traditional Owners, the approval of the BHP Billiton Open Cut Mine is being steamrolled through.
Questionable tactics are being used by Mining Giant BHP Billiton to undermine the authority of the Kokatha Traditional Owners through the Native TitleTribunal, their paid Anthropologists and Lawyers.
Kokatha do not want BHP Billliton (or any other mining company) to negotiate with splintering groups, offering them deals to get irreversable access to land and expansion.
Kokatha say "We're not against progress, but once this place is opened up theres going to be a great big mess... a lot of damage is going to be done".
This situation is more urgent day by day as the approval process is to be rushed through by the 30th of July, 2007.
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