Uranium Miner Energy Resources of Australia Ltd (ERA) says moving radio-active material in barrels in the back of a ute is in accordance with national guidelines, after a photograph emerged showing that was happening in the Northern Territory. But Lauren Mellor from Nuclear Free NT said transporting goods by ute in such a manner was dangerous.
"It defies common sense and community expectations that this kind of material isn't physically secured. Especially in Wet Season transport on the Arnhem Highway. It really boggles the mind that a company under the spotlight as ERA are at the moment, with three separate investigations into the regulation of their mine ongoing, that they are not taking a closer look at how people feel about this kind of dangerous cargo being transported on their roads."