Friends of the Earth Melbourne
Travelling from Melbourne across South AustraliaSouth Australia and Victoria
The Radioactive Exposure Tour is a journey through Australia's nuclear landscape. The Tour has exposed thousands of people to the realities of 'radioactive racism' and the environmental and social impacts of uranium mining, radioactive waste and nuclear bomb testing.
Run by Friends of the Earth, this year's Tour will take place from Friday 30th March to Sunday 8th April, 2018
In 2015 we travelled to NSW to investigate a push for uranium exploration. This year we will visit communities in Kimba and the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, who are stopping a radioactive waste dumps on their land.
We'll head for Arabana country, watch the sunset over Lake Eyre and see the Mound Springs − oases which are fed by the underlying Great Artesian Basin and host unique flora and fauna. Sadly, some of the Mound Springs have been adversely effected or destroyed altogether by the massive water intake of the Olympic Dam mine.
The Tour will visit BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam uranium mine at Roxby Downs, the largest uranium deposit in the world. The mine is a longstanding environmental and social disaster.
In Woomera, we'll hear first-hand accounts of the British nuclear bomb tests at Maralinga and Emu Field from nuclear veteran and whistle-blower Avon Hudson. We'll also stop by Nurrungar, the desert surveillance base that closed in 1999.
Participants get to experience consensus decision making, desert camping and vegetarian cooking in affinity groups while travelling to some of the most beautiful and ecologically significant environments in Australia. If you're interested in learning about the industry or anti-nuclear campaigning, the "Rad Tour" is an essential start or refresher.
The costs are: concession $600 − waged $800 − solidarity $1000.
$200 Deposit option available. Full payment due by 28th Feb 2018.
The Radioactive Exposure Tour is a drug and alcohol free event. Kids are welcome. Dogs need to stay at home. Tour Vehicles only.
If you would like to register your interest in taking part in the 2018 Radioactive Exposure Tour, please a traget="blank" href="https://goo.gl/forms/FOFLfwrTCmqMWXaH2">complete this form and we will be in touch please not that filling out a registration form does not secure you a place on the tour.
If you'd like more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Jemila 0426 962 506 or 03 9419 8700.
To learn more about the issues check out:
- Friends of the Earth
- Australian Nuclear Map
- Australian Nuclear Free Alliance
- Beyond Nuclear Initiative
- No Dump Alliance
We acknowledge this event will be coordinated from stolen Wurrundjeri lands and that we will travel across many stolen nations across so-called Australia. Sovereignty never ceded.