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Nominations open for Australian waste site

Waste and Recycling

14 August 2014

The Australian government has said that it is still open to nominations from traditional land owners in Northern Territory for a site for a national radioactive waste management facility. Two months ago it confirmed that Muckaty Station was no longer being considered.

Heap leach trials for Olympic Dam

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

31 July 2014

Olympic_Dam_uranium_(BHP_Billiton)_48 BHP Billiton has applied for government approval to build a demonstration-scale heap leaching plant at its Olympic Dam mine, as the company looks for more economical ways of expanding the South Australian project.

Four Mile mine opens amid tensions between owners

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

26 June 2014

Four Mile mine opening 48The Four Mile uranium mine in South Australia was officially opened on 25 June, but its minority owner wants to sell its stake and is preparing a legal battle against the project operator.

Queensland prepared for uranium mining

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

01 August 2014

The government of the Australian state of Queensland says it is now ready to accept applications for uranium mining projects following its announcement of a new regulatory framework. The state lifted its long-standing ban on uranium mining in 2012.

Conditional environmental approval for Kintyre

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

28 July 2014

Kintyre_(Cameco)_48Western Australia's Environmental Protection Agency has completed its assessment of the proposed Kintyre uranium mine, recommending state approval for the joint Cameco Australia-Mitsubishi Development project. A development decision will rest on future market conditions.

Australian waste facility site shelved

Waste and Recycling

19 June 2014

The Australian government will not proceed to establish a national radioactive waste management facility at Muckaty Station after the Northern Land Council withdrew its nomination of the site.