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EPA approval for Wiluna expansion

Uranium and Fuel

06 September 2016

The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority has today recommended for approval Toro Energy's proposal to extend the Wiluna uranium project, the second uranium approval by the regulator within a month.

EPA approval for Mulga Rock

Uranium and Fuel

15 August 2016

Western Australia's Environmental Protection Authority has today recommended Vimy Resources' Mulga Rock uranium project for approval by the state's environment minister.

Yeelirrie proposal puts subterranean fauna at risk, says EPA

Uranium and Fuel

03 August 2016

Yeelirrie - 48Cameco's proposal for uranium mining at the Yeelirrie deposit should not be given the go-head because it does not adequately protect underground fauna, the Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority has recommended to Australia's minister for environment.

Rio Tinto buys into Eclipse uranium project

Uranium and Fuel

22 August 2016

Rio Tinto will fund up to AUD5 million ($3.8 million) in exploration expenditure to earn a 90% stake in one of Eclipse Metals' uranium projects in Australia's Northern Territory. It will also have right of first refusal over various other Eclipse uranium tenements in the state.

IAEA chief witnesses progress of Australian medicine plant

Regulation and Safety

08 August 2016

Amano and Paterson August 2016 (Ansto) 72x48Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, today visited a new nuclear medicine manufacturing plant in Australia that will soon produce international-scale supplies of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99). Antso - Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization – briefed Amano on the status of construction of the plant at its Lucas Heights site near Sydney.

Paladin announces Namibian and Australian sales


26 July 2016

Langer Heinrich mine - 48Paladin Energy has announced plans to sell 24% of the Langer Heinrich uranium mine in Namibia and up to 75% stake of its Manyingee project in Western Australia. The transactions stand to raise over $200 million.