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Understorey: Albert Jacob Part 3: Mine Rehab, Uranium, Waste

Wednesday 2nd November / presented by Elizabeth PO’ Adrian Glamorgan

According to Mia Pepper from the Conservation Council, there are about 18,000 mines left abandoned in Western Australia. A new scheme requires mining companies to pay a modest annual levy to help pay for legacy restoration. With companies still folding, should the $1.2 billion held in bonds have been kept? The Understorey team ask the Minister for Environment, Albert Jacob, about mining rehabilitation, the consequences of exporting uranium, and Western Australia’s waste management approach: including incinerators and new container deposit legislation.

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