Investigating the health impacts of the Ranger uranium mine on Aboriginal people

Rosalie Schultz

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    Abstract

    Stillbirth and cancer incidence rates are significantly higher among Aboriginal people living near the Ranger uranium mine than among Aboriginal people elsewhere in the Top End of the Northern Territory, with a stillbirth rate over twice as high and cancer incidence almost 50% higher.1 The NT Chief Health Officer commissioned an investigation into the excess stillbirths and cancers in 2014, but a November 2020 report found no explanatory cause.1 The Ranger uranium mine ceased operations as planned in January 2021.2

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)157-159.e1
    Number of pages4
    JournalMedical Journal of Australia
    Volume215
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021

    Keywords

    • Environmental pollution
    • Epidemiologic measurements
    • Indigenous health
    • Qualitative research
    • Social justice

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