03 June, 2013

Uranium Mining

Uranium Mining

The Qld Government has announced it will recommence uranium mining in Qld, governed by world's best practice and strict environmental, safety and approval processes.

The Australian Conservation Foundation says it received a letter from Premier Campbell Newman just days prior to this announcement that stated the Qld Government had no plans to approve uranium mining.

On 30 October 2012 the Government established an independent Uranium Mining Implementation Committee (the UMIC) to examine and report on a best practice policy framework for a Queensland uranium mining and export industry.

Uranium Mining Implementation Committee its report including multiple recommendations on 18 March 2013 for consideration by Government.

The UMIC report makes practical recommendations about important issues including environmental management and protection, safety and health, economic and community development, the safe transportation of uranium and community engagement.

The Qld government is still considering the recommendations and developing its response.

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