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Abbott govt would have BHP and Rio Tinto sell uranium to India

“Key beneficiaries of a coalition election win, and subsequent push for uranium exports to India, are likely to include Rio Tinto PLC and BHP Billiton Ltd. Rio Tinto owns 68% of Energy Resources of Australia Ltd., operator of the Ranger uranium mine in Northern Territory, while BHP owns the Olympic Dam uranium mine in South Australia.

Australia’s Opposition Would Export Uranium To India If Elected, Automated Trader, By Rachel Pannett Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRESSYDNEY 11 Aug 2010,Australia’s main opposition Liberal-National coalition of center-right parties said Tuesday it will open up uranium exports to India if it wins power in the federal election on Aug. 21……..

The ruling Labor government, led by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, opposes uranium exports to India, which isn’t a signatory to the nuclear non-proliferation treaty…..

“The Gillard Labor government’s position is clear. We will only supply uranium to countries that are signatories to the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and have signed a bilateral agreement with Australia,” Australia’s Resources and Energy Minister Martin Ferguson said Tuesday……….

Key beneficiaries of a coalition election win, and subsequent push for uranium exports to India, are likely to include Rio Tinto PLC and BHP Billiton Ltd. Rio Tinto owns 68% of Energy Resources of Australia Ltd., operator of the Ranger uranium mine in Northern Territory, while BHP owns the Olympic Dam uranium mine in South Australia.

Australia’s Opposition Would Export Uranium To India If Elected | Real Time Market News | Dow Jones

August 11, 2010 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics, uranium | , , , ,

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