Painted protesters march against NT’s McArthur River zinc mine ‘pollution’

Photo: Large smoke plumes can be seen rising from McArthur River Mine’s waste rock pile near Borroloola in the Northern Territory.

David Morris from the NT Environmental Defender’s Office called on McArthur River Mining to be “open and honest” about health impacts from water and air pollution around its Borroloola site.

People from the Borroloola area in remote eastern Northern Territory marched this morning in protest against the nearby McArthur River zinc mine in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Waste rock at the Swiss-owned mine had been smouldering for several months and people from the area said they were worried about potentially toxic smoke plumes in the air and acidic run off into the river.

Photo: Borroloola elder Jack Green (right) at the McArthur River mine protest.

Read more here: ABC


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