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W.A. Mines Minister opposes transport of uranium through Kalgoorlie

Moore opposes yellowcake through Kalgoorlie, ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 21 May 2010 The Mines Minister, Norman Moore, says he does not support the transport of uranium through Kalgoorlie-Boulder.BHP Billiton is considering moving yellowcake from its planned Yeelirrie mine to Kalgoorlie where it would be temporarily stored before being sent by rail to either Adelaide or Darwin.

Mr Moore says he has asked BHP to consider bypassing the city and using the Parkeston rail terminal, north-east of Kalgoorlie, instead.

“As far as I’m concerned, it’s not going through any built-up areas in Kalgoorlie and it doesn’t need to.

“I said I will go away and find an alternative for you and we’ve identified some roads north of Kalgoorlie-Boulder city which could link up the Kalgoorlie-Leonora Road with Parkeston.”

Moore opposes yellowcake through Kalgoorlie – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

May 22, 2010 - Posted by | politics, uranium, Western Australia | , , , , , ,

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