Run by Friends of the Earth, this yearâ€™s Tour will take place from Saturday June 27 to Wednesday July 8, 2015. Â Contact Robyn if you would like to get involved with their Adelaide welcome around July 8th: firstname.lastname@example.org.Â See below for ticket links.
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 youâ€™re interested in learning about the industry or anti-nuclear campaigning, the â€œRad Tourâ€ is an essential start or refresher.
Melbourne – Jervis Bay – Lucas Heights – Blue Mountains – Dubbo – Broken Hill – Gammon Ranges – Lake Eyre – Roxby Downs – Woomera – Adelaide – Melbourne
The costs are: concession $550 waged $750 Â solidarity $950
Starting in Melbourne, weâ€™ll travel to the south coast of NSW to learn about the abandoned nuclear reactor project at Jervis Bay before visiting Australiaâ€™s controversial and only reactor at Lucas Heights. Weâ€™ll hear about historic campaigns against radiaoctive waste transport in the Blue Mountains and visit hotspots of nuclear expansion in Dubbo and Broken Hill.
Travelling through the stunning Flinders Ranges weâ€™ll head for Arabana country, watch sunset over Lake Eyre and see the Mound Springs â€” 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 water intake for the Olympic Dam mine.
The Tour will visit BHP Billitonâ€™s Olympic Dam uranium mine at Roxby Downs, the largest uranium deposit in the world. The mine is a longstanding environmental and social disaster and BHP plans to trial the contentious acid heap leach mining method this year.
Continuing south to Woomera weâ€™ll hear first-hand accounts of the British nuclear bomb tests at Maralinga and Emu Field before arriving in Adelaide right on time for the Students of Sustainability Conference, and onwards back to Melbourne.
The costs are: concession $550 waged $750 solidarity $950
If youâ€™re interested in joining in the 2015 Radioactive Exposure Tour, email email@example.com or you can get straight into it and REGISTER HERE: http://goo.gl/forms/
Please note that you need to register and pay a deposit before June to secure your spot on Tour le Rad, which is a is drug and alcohol free event.
Don’t worry, there will be coffee.