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Ranger uranium mine backburning threatening Kakadu cultural sites, traditional owners say

06 Oct 2015

From ABC online:

A fire started at the Ranger uranium mine last week has moved into Kakadu National Park and is threatening cultural sites, Indigenous traditional owners say.

Energy Resources Australia (ERA), which operates the mine, said on Thursday the fire was a controlled burn and they had permission from authorities.

But the Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) said in a statement that ERA had failed to contain the fire, which it said had been lit too late in the dry season and on a hot and windy day.

"Once again the stone country is aflame late in the dry season," a spokeswoman said.

"This country has taken an absolute hammering over recent years from very hot, late dry season fires."

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