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Maralinga - 60 years on, Jessie Boylan

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Maralinga - 60 years on
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Maralinga - 60 years on
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Jessie Boylan
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eng
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The 'one tree' plutonium bomb test at Maralinga took place on the 27th September 1956 and was 12.9 kilotons; the area became highly toxic from the high levels of radiation; there was a government coverup and people weren't told about the dangers; Maralinga was used further for testing which left the area heavily contaminated; waste pits where plutonium and cobalt-60 are buried make the area unsafe; the author travels with a Maralinga veteran Avon Hudson and Dr Mick Broderick from Murdock University back to the Maralinga village for a tour and also to meet up with elders from Oak Valley community and Ceduna to listen to stories of the communities and veterans and to attend a Remembrance Day reunion for the veterans -- p. 32
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Boylan, Jessie
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  • Maralinga Tjarutja (Organisation)
  • Radioactive fallout
  • Radioactive pollution
  • Maralinga (S. Aust.)
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Maralinga - 60 years on, Jessie Boylan
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