Pics from the Symposium “Nuclearisation of Africa“, Johannesburg, South Africa from November 16 to 19, 2015. Organized by the Federation for a Sustainable Environment, PSR/IPPNW Switzerland, and, the symposium dealt with thenimpact of uranium mining on health and environment, legal and social aspects of nuclear energy, renewable energies.
The photographs by Claus Biegert are devided in three segments: Conference Time, Social Time, Excursion Time.
The excursion to the West Rand Gold Fields Mining Region showed the devastation of the environment and the radioactive contamination though uranium was never mined; gold and uranium are often found as underground neighbors.