West Rand poor ‘poi­soned by mines’

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

IM­POV­ER­ISHED com­mu­ni­ties liv­ing along­side the Won­der-fontein­spruit on the Far West Rand may be ex­posed to ura­nium pol­lu­tion from gold min­ing waste seep­ing into its catch­ment area.

Frank Winde, an en­vi­ron­men­tal sci­en­tist of North West Uni­ver­sity, said in a re­cent pa­per that “sev­eral hun­dreds, if not thou­sands of mainly poor peo­ple may be af­fected”.

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