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Australia’s uranium industry gearing up for a propaganda pitch

Both in Australia, and internationally, the nuclear industry is gearing up for  a last ditch battle to “educate” the world’s
public - C.M.

one of the issues that really dogged the industry across Australia for a number of years; there wasn’t great community engagement in terms of education about the industry but that’s now changing.”

Uranium miners push ahead despite turbulence ABC News, By Kathryn Diss Aug 15, 2012…....Development hurdles

Uranium prices haven’t regained much lost ground which the industry says is hindering the development of new projects in WA and overseas.

Prices are sitting at about $50 a pound, almost half what they were before the disaster.

Mr Keane says the current price isn’t high enough to incentivise companies to bring the next wave of projects online.
“Since Fukushima, there has been a continual deferral of mega projects, such as Cameco’s Kintyre project and BHP’s Yeelirrie mine in WA,” he said.

“Effectively big companies, which have assets in other commodities, are standing back and seeing what plays out from Fukushima.”…. Mr Khaliqi says the figures clearly show the disaster only damaged the industry’s image in the short-term….. one of the issues that really dogged the industry across Australia for a number of years; there wasn’t great community engagement in terms of education about the industry but that’s now changing.”

Paladin Energy’s Matthew Keane also believes change is occurring.

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August 16, 2012 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, spinbuster

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