CME Welcomes Uranium Approval

CME is pleased a positive final decision has been made to allow the construction and operation of WA’s first uranium mine near Wiluna.

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) is pleased a positive final decision has been made by the State Environment Minister to allow the construction and operation of WA’s first uranium mine near Wiluna.

“CME is strongly of the view that for the WA resources sector to continue to thrive, it’s important we continue to diversify our export base,” CME Chief Executive Reg Howard-Smith said.

“By embracing new commodities like Uranium, we can increase jobs and opportunities for Western Australians while also reducing our global carbon emissions.

“The community should feel confident that the process for approval, which has taken around three years, has been subject to a high level of scrutiny and consultation. The process has also been independently reviewed.

“Both Industry and government is committed to a world best practice uranium mining industry which includes meeting all environmental and safety requirements.”