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Northern Territory govt opposes Cameco’s planned uranium mine at Alice Springs

uranium mining activities near the springs could potentially contaminate the area’s underground water reservoir.

NT govt declares opposition on planned Cameco uranium site in Alice Springs,  International Business Times, By Ricky Roxas, 28 Sept 10, The Northern Territory government said on Tuesday that it would block any plans of establishing a uranium mine site in the area following revelations that Cameco Corporation is mulling an exploration project on the Angela Pamela deposit near Alice Springs…..

The planned uranium project attracted criticisms from many environmentalists, who argued that uranium mining activities near the springs could potentially contaminate the area’s underground water reservoir.

The Labor-led NT government added that a mining site too close to the area’s town proper would hurt its tourism potential and its local economy as Labor leader Adam Findlay, who is running for the Araluen seat on the October 9 by-election, said that his party is only heeding the growing sentiments of his constituents.

NT Chief Minister Paul Henderson said that Alice Springs community has voiced out a strong opposition to the mine and the government must address such concerns…..
On his part, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam expressed concerns that the NT government’s position on the planned uranium mining site could eventually be overturned by its counterpart in the federal government.

Senator Ludlam said that the ball is now in the hands of Prime Minister Julia Gillard as everyone is watching if she would make the same commitment as he stressed that “it would be very strange if she wouldn’t, but we need to keep in mind federal Labor can override the Northern Territory as we see happening over and over again.”

NT govt declares opposition on planned Cameco uranium site in Alice Springs – International Business Times

September 28, 2010 - Posted by | Northern Territory, politics, uranium | , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. ??????
    You have really got this story wrong. There was no ‘revelation’. The NT Government approved the exploration licenses 2 years ago on October 3, 2008, and had been supportive of this project until they decided it would benefit them to not be: http://www.wise-uranium.org/upaus.html#ANGELA
    Cameco is so unconcerned about this statement by the NT Govt that they haven’t even informed shareholders yet. It’s smoke and mirrors for now.

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    Comment by Roger (Sydney) | September 30, 2010 | Reply


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