The 2018 Rad Tour has been completed. Here's an account (with lots of photos) by Ray Acheson from Reaching Critical Will - the disarmament project of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom: A journey to the heart of the antinuclear resistance in Australia: 2018 Radioactive Exposure Tour of South Australia
The Radioactive Exposure Tour is a journey through Australia's nuclear landscape. The Tour has exposed thousands of people to the realities of 'radioactive racism' and the environmental and social impacts of uranium mining, radioactive waste and nuclear bomb testing.
Run by Friends of the Earth, this year's Tour will take place from Friday 30th March to Sunday 8th April, 2018
This year we will visit communities in Kimba and the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, who are stopping a radioactive waste dumps on their land.
We'll head for Arabana country, watch the sunset over Lake Eyre and see the Mound Springs − 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 massive water intake of the Olympic Dam mine.
A tour will visit BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam uranium mine at Roxby Downs, the largest uranium deposit in the world. The mine is a longstanding environmental and social disaster.
In Woomera, we'll hear first-hand accounts of the British nuclear bomb tests at Maralinga and Emu Field from nuclear veteran and whistle-blower Avon Hudson. We'll also stop by Nurrungar, the desert surveillance base that closed in 1999.
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 you're interested in learning about the industry or anti-nuclear campaigning, the "Rad Tour" is an essential start or refresher.
The Radioactive Exposure Tour is a drug and alcohol free event. Kids are welcome. Dogs need to stay at home. Tour Vehicles only.
If you would like to register your interest in taking part in the 2018 Radioactive Exposure Tour, please complete this form and we will be in touch.
Please note that completing the form does not guarantee you a place on the tour.
For information on past Radioactive Exposure Tours please visit www.nuclear.foe.org.au/radtour