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Friends of the Earth Radioactive Exposure Tour 2010

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Uploaded on Sep 21, 2010

This video is an extreme distillation from footage taken by participants in the 2010 Friends of the Earth Radioactive Exposure Tour. FoE has been hosting these tours since the 1980s, exposing "thousands of people first-hand to the realities of 'radioactive racism' and to the environmental impacts of the nuclear industry" (www.foe.org.au/anti-nuclear/issues/oz/radtour).

Leaving Melbourne on 14 May, the tour headed for Roxby Downs via Adelaide, meeting Maralinga veteran and whistle-blower Avon Hudson and taking a tour of the BHP Billiton Olympic mine. Arabunna elder Uncle Kevin Buzzacott joined the group for some theatre with a message for Environment Minister and erstwhile anti-nuclear activist Peter Garrett*, and the tour then headed for the Beverley uranium mine, where there was another guided tour and presentation by company PR. Adnyamathana elder Eunice Marsh gave an Indigenous perspective on the mining, and the tour also visited the Arkaroola wilderness sanctuary (not shown here) to hear about efforts to prevent uranium mining there. The tour ended in Melbourne on May 23.

The footage of this episode incorporated a sound track which has been replaced for copyright reasons - anyone whose memory, like Peter Garrett's, needs refreshing can find the 'official' version on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDkwUl...

Thanks to -

Adnyamathana elder Eunice Marsh

Maralinga veteran and whistle-blower Avon Hudson (also a Co-President of the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance)

Arabunna elder Uncle Kevin Buzzacott, Co-President of the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance

Friends of the Earth ACE collective

All those who took part in the tour, especially those who shot the footage.

The tour's sponsors - listed on http://www.acecollective.org/photos.php

See also -

http://www.anfa.org.au/ the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance

http://www.choosenuclearfree.net/

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