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Plutonium buried at Maralinga
Title : Plutonium buried at Maralinga Plutonium buried at Maralinga
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Creator : Jory, Rex
Source : News, 17 December 1976, p. 1
Date of creation : 1976
Format : Newspaper
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Testing of atomic bombs was carried out at Maralinga in South Australia's far west in the late 1950s. The sites were officially 'cleaned up' in 1967, but this newspaper article from 1976 announces the release of government reports that confirm that radioactive waste from the testing was still buried at Maralinga.

Coverage year : 1976
Place : Maralinga
Region : Eyre Peninsula and Far West Coast
Further reading :

Australia. Royal Commission into British Nuclear Tests in Australia. The report of the Royal Commission into British Nuclear Tests in Australia, Canberra: Australian Govt. Pub. Service, 1985

Beadell, Len. Blast the bush, Adelaide: Rigby, 1986

Symonds, JL. A History of British atomic tests in Australia, Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1985

Tame, AS. Maralinga: British A-bomb, Australian legacy, [Sydney]: Fontana, 1982
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