South Africa

 

South Africa features a variety of landscapes: deserts, dry savannahs, bushland, rainforests, lagoons, wetlands high plateaus and high mountains. Additional to that there is more than 2000 km of coastline with beautiful beaches.

In the region around Johannesburg and Krugersdorp, a densely populated area of 400 square kilometers is surrounded by six billion tons of radioactive tailings. Tons of uranium enter the water cycle. The already highly set maximum radiation levels regulated by law are surpassed by five times in this area.

 

News & Activities: South Africa


Living in SA's own Chernobyl (Saturday Star)

Hundreds of shacks have been erected on a toxic and radioactive mine dump, experts warn

by Sheeree Bega
Saturday Star, January 8, 2011

WITH a look of pride, David Ncwana shows off his vegetable garden. The beans, he announces, have started to grow and the onions are getting along nicely, but the potatoes are taking longer than usual to emerge from the toxic earth beneath his feet.

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