Australia’s precious artesian water squandered for BHP’s uranium mining

BHP Billiton’s thirst triggers an outback water fight   THE AUSTRALIAN, Sarah Martin Political Reporter Adelaide 9 Aug 14  SHANE Oldfield kicks the red rocks on his vast, dry pastoral lease north of Marree where he raises organic Angus beef for ­export.

The outback Clayton Station in northern South Australia has always been marginal farming land. With an average of 10cm of rain a year the property is dependent on water from the Great ­Artesian Basin in dry years…….. (subscribers only)

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http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/state-politics/bhp-billitons-thirst-triggers-an-outback-water-fight/story-e6frgczx-1227018481754#

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