Yeelirrie Update: Cameco seeks OK from State Government for uranium mine at Yeelirrie

Hi everyone..

Just wanted to update you all on the situation at Yeelirrie and a few things with the Walkatjurra Walkabout..

First of all we have just been trying to get everything in order financially since the Walkatjurra Walkabout finished in September.  We were pretty close to breaking even on the walk, even with all the new equipment that we brought.. So a massive thanks to everyone who contributed.

Over the last couple of weeks we have had to pay for the registration on the kitchen truck that was $700 and then on the way back from the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance meeting in South Australia the water pump on the Bardi bus broke and we had to replace it costing $500..

We have come up about $1,000 short to cover this and are asking everyone if they could possibly make a tax deductible donation to the walk to help us out..

Any support is greatly appreciated
Donation
Hopefully early next year we will be screening a documentary on the Walkatjurra Walkabout that is being made by Rez at the moment.

You can check out a sneak preview here

YEELIRRIE UPDATE

Right now the world’s largest uranium company – Cameco of Canada – is seeking the State government’s all clear to mine WA’s biggest uranium deposit at Yeelirrie in the northern Goldfields.

You can help by letting the EPA know that uranium mining is unnecessary, unsafe and unwelcome.

Please send your comments on the Yeelirrie Public Environment Review to the EPA now.

The Yeelirrie uranium mine in the Northern Goldfields, has been fought against for over 40 years. Hundreds of people have walked through Yeelirrie over the last five years to protest against the planned mine. They have walked side by side with Yeelirrie’s Traditional Owners and with pastoralists. The country is beautiful with valleys, spinifex plains, bush foods and flowers and it holds many important traditional stories and sites.

Koara elder Richard Evans said these words and we share his view. There is no reason or right to mess with uranium or to increase radioactive risks.
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Stand together with Yeelirrie Traditional Owners in opposition to the Yeelirrie uranium mine. Send your message as a submission to the EPA process.

Also check out the short film “Yeelirrie Place of Death” by Rez Nez films.

Peace & Solidarity
Walkatjurra Walkabout crew

About Marcus Atkinson

For over two decades I have been involved in Peace Walks that have covered many different issues. In 2003 I helped organize a 9 month walk from Roxby Downs, South Australia (home to one of the largest uranium mines in the world) to Hiroshima, Japan, (arriving on August 6th.) In 2005 I became a board member of Footprints for Peace and have acted as the International Coordinator in organizing walks through out the world for a Nuclear Free Future.
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