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Uranium mines likely to get the green light

The Environmental Protection Authority is set to recommend approval for two uranium mines in Western Australia’s Goldfields.

Toro Energy announced last week that the EPA had accepted its response to more than 2400 submissions from a 12-week public review period that closed in February.

The company’s Wiluna Uranium Project, consisting of six calcrete hosted uranium deposits, is located 30 kilometres southwest of Wiluna in Central Western Australia.

The Centipede and Lake Way deposits have received government approval for mining, providing the Wiluna Project with the opportunity to become Western Australia’s first uranium mine.

“Toro understands the Proposal will be considered by the Board of the West Australian Environmental Protection Authority later in July,” the company said.

“The Proposal comprises mining of the Millipede and Lake Maitland deposits and the establishment of an ore haul road between Lake Maitland and an already approved processing plant.”

Earlier this month, Toro signed a native title agreement with the traditional owners.

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