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Greens applaud rare win against uranium mine at Yeelirrie

Media Release
Scott Ludlam 3 Aug 2016

The Greens have urged WA Environment minister Albert Jacobs to uphold the EPA's advice to reject the controversial Yeelirrie uranium in the Goldfields of WA.

"The Yeelirrie uranium mine was first proposed in the 1970's and has faced strong local and state wide community opposition for decades," said Greens nuclear spokesperson Scott Ludlam.

"Today's decision by the EPA should be the final nail in a proposal that should never have seen the light of day.

"The onus is now on Albert  Jacobs to score a rare win for the WA environment and shut this proposal down once and for all."

Senator Ludlam congratulated  pastoralists, anti-nuclear campaigners and local Traditional Owners for their tireless work to oppose a project that would have been an environmental disaster.

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