Rum bungle

September 2007
BRW;9/20/2007, Vol. 29 Issue 37, p30
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the mistakes of Rum Jungle mine in Darwin, Northern Territory, the first uranium mine to operate in Australia. The main cause of the problems at Rum Jungle was poorly engineered tailings dam. Its design was so bad that in the wet season, the tailings dam frequently overflowed, spilling pollutants into the Finniss River.


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