A Canadian mining company has been accused of giving misleading information to traditional owners during a community workshop in the Pilbara.
Cameco is planning to develop a uranium project north-east of
Newman, at the edge of the Great Sandy Desert.
Phoebe Clark from the Punmu community says company representatives told locals that radiation is not harmful to people.
Ms Clark has described the meeting as farcical.
“The community relations officer did proceed to tell us science has proven that radiation is never harmful to people and also uranium and radiation can be found in pretty much almost all fruit and plants and animals,” she said.
Cameco has been contacted for comment.