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Labour’s win in Western Australia means more gloom for the uranium industry

Uranium calls for approved projects to go ahead, The Australian, Mining & Energy,  March 13, 2017 Resources reporter Perth Labor’s emphatic victory in the West Australian election has cast a shadow over the state’s uranium sector, with the industry urging the incoming government to keep the door open for the most advanced uranium projects.

Labor went to the polls on a platform opposed to the development of uranium projects, with the exception of any proposal that had already received government approvals.
 
The WA uranium projects of ASX-listed duo Vimy Resources and Toro Energy, along with Canadian uranium heavyweight Cameco, were all ticked off by Colin Barnett’s government in the months leading up to the election.
 
But anti-nuclear campaigners argue that the ticks received by the projects to date fall far short of representing the full suite of approvals required before they can move into development.
 
Mia Pepper, a nuclear-free campaigner with the Conservation Council of WA, told The Australian she would be urging the new Labor government to block the proposed developments.
 
“Under Barnett, those companies tried to get as many approvals as possible to shore up their position under a Labor government and I think they’ve fallen well short. They’ve got conditional state approval, and in some cases conditional federal approval, but those aren’t final approvals,” Ms Pepper said…….http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/mining-energy/uranium-calls-for-approved-projects-to-go-ahead/news-story/dc304026a2aa4281a10cd9d367354a18
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March 13, 2017 - Posted by | politics, uranium, Western Australia

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