More than 5,000 tonnes of tailings from the Yeelirrie uranium deposit, near Wiluna, were buried in the Hannan area of Kalgoorlie after BHP stopped testing processing ore there in the 1980s. In 2012, damage to a security gate allowed children to enter the site on dirt bikes. BHP Billiton said it would improve security.
50 people attended an anti-uranium protest in Kalgoorlie in 2010.
[This webpage last updated May 2012.]