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Toro Energy misses deadline to start work at Wiluna uranium mine.

Toro Energy misses deadline to start work at Wiluna uranium mine  12 Jan 22, Conservationists have welcomed Toro Energy’s failure to substantially start mining at its controversial Wiluna uranium project before the State Government’s deadline. The divisive operation had been in the pipeline for several years, and was environmentally approved by the Barnett Government on January 9, 2017, and ruled mining must start within five years. This decision sparked controversy among conservationists, who were concerned about plans to store 50 million tonnes of radioactive mine waste near natural lakebeds. Mark McGowan’s Labor party was elected later that year and ruled out approving new uranium mines, but allowed pre-existing operations to continue under the previous government’s conditions.

January 13, 2022 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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