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Government opposition to Cameco uranium mine in Australia’s Northern Territory

The project has been strongly opposed by environmentalists, who say it could pollute underground water. Chief Minister Paul Henderson says there is strong community opposition to the mine and Labor is listening to the concerns…….

Government opposes Alice uranium mine  ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 28 Sept 10, The Northern Territory Government has decided to oppose moves to establish a uranium mine on the Angela Pamela deposit near Alice Springs.

Resources company Cameco is leading a project to explore the potential of the site, about 20 kilometres south of the town.

The project has been strongly opposed by environmentalists, who say it could pollute underground water.

Chief Minister Paul Henderson says there is strong community opposition to the mine and Labor is listening to the concerns…….

Greens Federal senator Scott Ludlam says he is still concerned about what the Federal Government will do.

“Obviously now all eyes are on the CLP to make sure that they match this commitment,” he said.

“It would be very strange if they didn’t, but we need to keep in mind federal Labor can override the Northern Territory as we see happening over and over again.”

Government opposes Alice uranium mine – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

September 28, 2010 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA, politics | , , , , ,

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