Feature: Rum Jungle

In a collaborative endeavour between the NT Government, the Australian Government and the Traditional Owners (Kungarakan and Warai), work is underway to develop a preferred sustainable rehabilitation strategy for the former Rum Jungle uranium mine site (1954 to 1971).

The downstream aquatic ecosystems of the Finniss River system have been adversely affected by acid and metalliferous drainage generated as a result of the mining and placement methods used for waste rock and process tailings at the mine site.

Through successive project agreements undertaken since 2009, a significant body of knowledge has been developed that, when implemented, will deliver a long‑term sustainable solution for the mine site.


ANNUAL REPORT 2018-19 - DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRY AND RESOURCES


Last updated: 23 October 2019

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