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Protest at Olympic Dam against effects on Aborigines, water, pollution

Zane Alcorn said: “Not only is the expansion at Olympic Dam going ahead without the consent of traditional owners, but tens of thousands of gigalitres of water per day is being sucked out of the Artesian Basin on Arabunna land to service the mine.

Protesters block mine. Roxby Downs Sun, 22 Jul, 2010 Forty anti-nuclear activists staged a protest on Friday against the Olympic Dam expansion, blockading the entrance and stopping traffic from entering.

The protest aimed to highlight the “catastrophic effects” the mine and its expansion would have on traditional owners and their natural resources. Activists painted themselves blue and used their bodies to spell words such as water, with some people partly naked to help draw attention to their views.

One activist chained himself to a four-wheel-drive blocking the Olympic Dam entrance forcing traffic to be diverted and also stood in the path of a large truck…….

The group told The Roxby Dow  continued  http://antinuclear.net/2010/07/23/protest-at-olympic-dam-against-effects-on-aborigines-water-pollution/

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