Australia: Mine operator ‘was warned’ not to burn off before starting Kakadu bushfire

Guardian: A mining company defied warnings from the authorities and went ahead with a controlled burn in Kakadu national park, which then got out of control, the Northern Territory fire service has said. A federal investigation is currently underway into a bushfire which burned through 200 sq km of the Kakadu national park and threatened heritage-listed and culturally significant sites. The fire began on the Ranger project site on 1 October. The operators of the Ranger uranium mine, Energy Resources......

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