Alberrie Creek is in one of the most remote locations in the South Australian desert. It is a harsh desert environment, exposed to strong winds, sun and rain, outside of phone and internet range. But it is also the heart of the campaign on Arabunna land, right next to the BHP borefields and the ongoing construction of the new borefield water pipeline.
Uncle Kev has just arrived and set up camp with a tent, minimal infrastructure and limited supplies and firewood. With your help, we can support him to stay longer and continue the fight.
“Uncel Kev’s back. The old fella’s come back home and he’s staying for good. This time he’s not leaving until the mine is gone.” – Uncle Kev
Lizard Bites Back
The Lizard Bites Back protestival 2016, spearheaded by Uncle Kevin Buzzacott, saw hundreds of protesters gather at Roxby Downs to take a stand against the BHP Billiton uranium mine.
The BHP mine has significant health, ecological and environment impacts on the region. The mine continues to take 42 million litres of water daily from the Great Artesian Basin through bores in Arabunna land to process mining ore.
After the Lizard Bites Back protestival, Uncle Kev and a small band of activists made the journey back up Borefield Road to the camp at remote Alberrie Creek near Lake Eyre, where he grew up, to continue the struggle against the BHP mine.
Right now, BHP is replacing the 120km-long borefield water pipeline through Arabunna land, with trucks carrying metres of concrete and steel pipeline past Uncle Kev’s camp at Alberrie Creek every day.
Uncle Kev needs your help so he can stay on his land and protect Arabunna country. Please help by donating what you can.
Here are some of the things that we want to get for Uncle Kev:
– A 4WD ute so that he can monitor the country
– food supplies
– shelter from the wind or a shed
He also welcomes people to come to Alberrie Creek and join him in this struggle against the world’s biggest uranium mine.
Help spread the word!