Australia lifts ban on uranium mining

Australia lifts ban on uranium mining
Queensland, Australia has lifted a 23-year ban on mining uranium, to reach an agreement to export supplies to India. The Australian and Indian prime ministers held talks recently for Australia to sell uranium to India after Australia indicated that it will end its block on exports.
 
Queensland State Premier Campbell Newman had said that the decision to allow mining to resume in Australian state followed public debate coupled with strong support for the uranium industry from the Federal Labour government.
 
According to official figures, Australia, which mined 7,529 tonnes of uranium in fiscal 2011-12, worth A$782 million, has until now refused to sell nuclear material to India because it has not signed Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
 
Australia changed its policy against nuclear trade with India after assessing that the country had become a responsible nuclear power that would not proliferate atomic weapons.

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Australia lifts ban on uranium mining

Australia lifts ban on uranium mining
Queensland, Australia has lifted a 23-year ban on mining uranium, to reach an agreement to export supplies to India. The Australian and Indian prime ministers held talks recently for Australia to sell uranium to India after Australia indicated that it will end its block on exports.
 
Queensland State Premier Campbell Newman had said that the decision to allow mining to resume in Australian state followed public debate coupled with strong support for the uranium industry from the Federal Labour government.
 
According to official figures, Australia, which mined 7,529 tonnes of uranium in fiscal 2011-12, worth A$782 million, has until now refused to sell nuclear material to India because it has not signed Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
 
Australia changed its policy against nuclear trade with India after assessing that the country had become a responsible nuclear power that would not proliferate atomic weapons.

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