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Uranium mining inevitable: MP

Thursday, 18th October, 2012

By Erica Visser

There had been no local backlash against a State Government move to allow companies to explore for uranium and it was only a matter of time before it would be mined, according to State MP John Williams.

The comments follow NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell's decision to overturn a 26-year ban on uranium exploration in NSW earlier this year.

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Big prospects for BH

Thursday, 16th February, 2012

By Paula Doran

The NSW Government is placing its bets on the uranium industry to boost the State’s dwindling coffers and experts say the overturning of a 26-year ban on uranium exploration this week will have a big impact in the Far West.

The Government yesterday introduced legislation into Parliament overturning the ban on exploration. Premier Barry O’Farrell said it was time for NSW to look at every opportunity to join the mining boom which was delivering enormous profits to the rest of the country.

In a potential boon for Broken Hill, NSW Minister for Resources and Energy, Chris Hartcher, said expert advice suggested the most valuable deposits might be in the west of the State, given the abundant resources just over the SA border. 

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Uranium mines blocked

Friday, 18th November, 2011

ALL GO IN SA: The Beverley Uranium Mine in South Australia. ALL GO IN SA: The Beverley Uranium Mine in South Australia.

 The NSW Government will not rethink its ban on uranium mining in the near future.

Despite the Federal Government’s u-turn on the sale of uranium to India, a State Government source confirmed this week that it would uphold its ban, meaning any potential resources surrounding Broken Hill would remain untapped.

Speculation has abounded this year on the State Government’s ban on mining and exploration of uranium, following a call by Federal Resources Minister, Martin Ferguson, for Victoria and NSW to rethink their position.

Local mining experts say there could be an abundance of uranium deposits in the Callabonna sub-basin, stretching across from the Honeymoon uranium mine on the SA border.

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