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Spill halts Ranger's processing plant

Extract from Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC Online, on 4 September 2004

Operations at the Ranger uranium mine in the Northern Territory have again been disrupted, this time by a spill near the mine's processing plant.

The mine, which is surrounded by Kakadu National Park, had only reopened early yesterday evening.

Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) had shut it down for most of the week to deal with issues raised by two Commonwealth reports into an incident in March.

Workers at the mine had drank and showered in water contaminated with uranium.

In the new incident, 20 litres of process chemicals - an organic kerosene-like material containing small amounts of uranium - have spilled out of a contained area on the site.

An ERA spokeswoman says the spill has been cleaned up and poses no health, safety or environmental risk.

She says mining is continuing but cannot confirm when the processing plant will restart.

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