WA protesters on long march call to ban Uranium

A small group of protesters will walk from Wiluna to Perth, nearly 1250km, over ten weeks to call for the banning of uranium mining in Western Australia. 

Australia holds around 30% of the world’s uranium reserves, with around 5% residing in WA.

The walk comes as a number of proposals including BHP’s Yeelirrie, Mega Uranium’s Lake Maitland and Toro Energy’s Wiluna Lake project have already in the planning stages.

WA Greens senator Scott Ludlum, who will be taking part in the walk, said that the march is a “powerful statement from Western Australians who do not want uranium mining in WA and who do not want their state to support the nuclear industry in any way.” Said Mr Ludlam

 

 

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