Articles Tagged "Australia"

Australian University Discovers New Method for Extracting Uranium

Mining Weekly reported that new research done by the Murdoch University in Western Australia has discovered a new technique to extract uranium from brannerite, which may result in an additional 1,000 tonnes in annual uranium exports and bring in AU$108 million.

Australia’s Uranium Policies Working Against Clean Energy Future

Some believe the recent uranium mining ban in Queensland and mixed feelings towards the nuclear industry in South Australia are working against Australia's energy potential. Toro Energy's managing director, Dr. Vanessa Guthrie, addressed the matter last week at the Paydirt 2015 South Australian Resources and Energy Investment Conference

Uranium Mining on the Rocks in Queensland

Queensland is no stranger when it comes to banning uranium mining. Though the metal was mined in the state in the 1950s, that ended after the closure of the Mary Kathleen mine in 1982, and uranium mining was eventually prohibited by the state's Labor Party-led government in 1989. That ban ended in 2012 when government leadership switched to the Liberal-National Party, but it looks like it's set to come back in full force.