Checking out yellow cake facilities at Outer Harbour

Activists from a number of groups attending BHP Billiton’s AGM  in Adelaide were very interested to explore the detail surrounding the recent yellow cake accident at Outer Harbour.

NOWPA organised a trip of the facilities – well, organised to the best of our abilities is probably a better description.

Activists attending the BHP Billiton AGM in Adelaide check out yellow cake loading facilities at Outer Harbour

Activists attending the BHP Billiton AGM in Adelaide check out yellow cake loading facilities at Outer Harbour

The loading facilities are now completely closed to the public.  The best NOWPA could do was to show our interstate visitors the container port from the best vantage point possible and explain its operation.
Some would say secrecy and security have a role to play, but we’d question their use when the same procedures are used to shield matters that are legitimately in the public interest.

Paydirt 2013 Uranium Conference

Today’s Indaily reports a change of view by Tom Koutsantonis, South Australia’s Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy
Speaking at the Paydirt 2013 uranium conference in Adelaide Koutsantonis said that while South Australia remained the world’s dominant frontier for uranium mining,  uranium may not be the main game. Continue reading