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Mirrar call for Jabiluka action after Summit promise

Extract from Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC Online, on Sept 4th, 2002.

The Mirrar people of Kakadu have demanded Rio Tinto starts rehabilitating
the proposed Jabiluka mine site immediately.

This comes after comments by the company's chairman Sir Robert Wilson at
the World Summit on Sustainable Development, saying the mine will never go
ahead without Mirrar consent.

Andy Ralph, from the corporation representing the Mirrar people,
Gundjehmi, says it is time the land was restored and incorporated into
Kakadu National Park.

"We're saying that the traditional owners are completely and vehemently
opposed to the Uranium operations at Jabiluka mine," Mr Ralph said.

"They've been calling for some time for the mine site to be completely
rehabilitated and made ready for incorporation into Kakadu National Park.

"It really is a case of all talk, no action.

"The fact is that Rio Tinto took over the uranium operations in Kakadu
some two years ago and nothing has changed, not one thing has changed.

"The talk is getting a little bit better, but lets see some action out
here on the ground."




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