Nuclear expert and former advisor on the Maralinga clean-up, Alan Parkinson, has provided an inside account of all that has gone wrong in the problem-plagued Maralinga site.

We've reproduced in full an incredibly detailed and insightful article by Alan Parkinson, a former advisor on the Maralinga cleanup undertaken during the 1990s, which chronicles a litany of short cuts, compromises, and inept balls-ups. Parkinson was removed from the government's advisory board for questioning the management of the project.