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National uranium protections at risk

The Australian Government is prepared to abandon all responsibility for regulating the uranium industry, in direct contradiction to written commitments given by Environment Minister Greg Hunt.

In May 2013, then opposition environment spokesperson Greg Hunt said the Commonwealth would retain control over decisions involving nuclear matters and projects for which state governments are likely to have a significant conflict of interest as the proponent - both of which would cover uranium mining.

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Grand plans for WA uranium will require new assessment

Scott Ludlam 17 Oct 2013

Greens Nuclear Issues Spokesperson, Senator for WA Scott Ludlam has warned potential investors that Toro Energy will not be able to proceed with a much expanded plan for mining uranium across a vast area of WA’s Goldfields and Murchison regions without the environmental assessment process being begun again. He made the comments as Toro prepares for its AGM in Perth tomorrow (FRI 18/10/2013) where Toro will seek shareholders’ approval for a $37 million acquisition of the Lake Maitland project, 90km from Toro’s existing Wiluna Project.

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