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Jabiluka uranium mine to remain closed for 10 years

Extract from Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC Online, on April 15th, 2002.

Representatives of the traditional Aboriginal owners of the Territory's uka uranium mine site say the lease owners have reconfirmed their intention not to proceed with the mine for at least 10 years.

The representatives attended the annual general meeting of Energy Resources of Australia in Sydney this morning, and read a letter from the senior traditional owner calling for an end to any plans to mine the site.

But Justin O'Brien from the Gundjehmi Aboriginal Corporation says the 10-year moratorium promised by ERA's parent company Rio Tinto is not enough.

"It's not good news when you have a substantial and divisive development hanging over a community for as long as 10 years.

"The Mirrar people are calling for the rehabilitation of that site, this problem is not going to go away from Rio Tinto. They must resolve this



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