Cleanup of old uranium mine and mill sites in Kakadu National Park almost finished
The equivalent of six Olympic-size swimming pools of radioactive soil and mining equipment has been buried in Kakadu National Park. Parks Australia said it was not nuclear waste and the level of radioactivity was low. The soil and equipment had been stored in shipping containers. It has now been put in containers with a structural life of 1000 years and buried four metres down. The project to clean up abandoned uranium diggings and milling sites in the South Alligator River valley cost A$7.33 million and is almost finished. Parks Australia director Peter Cochrane said revegetation would be completed during the Dry.
(Northern Territory News)