Woman speaks out over Maralinga nuclear test claims
A Perth woman says she was at a meeting in which a former member of the British Air Force claimed people with disabilities were taken to Maralinga during nuclear tests in the 1950s.
The former director of the State Government's Disability Services, Robert Jackson, has revealed one of his employees made the allegation a decade ago..
Dr Jackson, a researcher at Perth's Edith Cowan University, is attempting to locate the former employee to substantiate the claims.
A women, who wishes to remain anonymous, says she was at a training session for people with disabilities when the allegations were made by Allen Robinson, who she understood was an engineer in the British Air Force, not a pilot as previously reported.
"Well his comments were that he was on the plane that took people out, took people who had disabilities out on to the site at Maralinga...it happened a long time ago so I can't remember the actual reaction of people, but it was...shock I guess, disbelief that people would be doing that," she said.
Perhaps one day soon, some even worse war crimes in US nuke tests will come to light. US cooked little jungle natives, they thought expendable, in nuke tests. And the US Govt agencies cooked up all kinds of spin to help hide these crimes.