Aborigen people, owners of Muckaty station, have won their long-running dispute over a nuclear waste dump on sacred land.

Australia aborigeniThe federal government has abandoned its bid to build a nuclear waste dump in the Northern Territory after a long-running dispute with the traditional owners of the sacred land.

A settlement was reached on Wednesday between lawyers for the opponents and the Northern Land Council, which was set up to help Aboriginal people manage traditional land.

Plans to build the dump at Muckaty Station near Tennant Creek were opposed by traditional owners, who said they were not consulted before the site was nominated in 2007 and that the process had ''bypassed'' legal requirements set out in the Aboriginal Land Rights Act.

Source: http://www.smh.com.au/

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