John Keane | Remembering Maralinga
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Remembering Maralinga

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55 years ago the British government commenced nuclear testing in the South Australian outback. It was named “Operation Buffalo” and it took place at the remote Maralinga site. Four fission bombs were tested and British and Australian servicemen were exposed to the fallout. Today the Maralinga area is a “No Go” zone and the local aboriginal people feel the area is inhabited by bad spirits. Professor John Keane has researched the history of Maralinga. John’s father worked at the nearby Woomera site during the period of testing so for him it is a very personal story. Click on the link below to hear John’s full interview on the Breakfast Show.