We are dangerously close to a uranium mine opening in WA.
Four uranium mines in WA were approved under the former Barnett Liberal government. On coming to government in 2017 the McGowan Labor government reintroduced a uranium ban but let the four proceed with a warning that they had five years to develop.
The approvals for three uranium projects – Kintyre, Wiluna and Yeelirrie have expired – but they still exist and would take a stroke of a pen for them to be back up and runnning. Mulga Rock has been allowed to proceed despite the risks, the bans and the opposition from Upurli Upurli and Spinifex owners and custodians of the area.
Mulga Rock is being advanced by a company Deep Yellow (following a merger with Vimy Resources). Deep Yellow have links to both the Juukan Gorge destruction and dodgy mines in Africa. Check out more here.
Explore the google map below to find out where companies are drilling for uranium, you can click on the blocks to find out more about each individual site.
- In 2017 the Labor Government announced a ban on uranium mining in WA except for 4 proposed uranium projects. Mulga Rock, Wiluna, Kintyre and Yeelirrie.
- The approvals for Kintyre, Wiluna and Yeelirrie have all expired! This means they cannot be developed without seeking amendments or new approvals from the Government.
- There are no operating uranium mines in WA, but Vimy Resources Mulga Rock uranium project is being advanced. They still need additional permits, licenses, agreements and funding to develop the mine.
- Exploration for uranium has been allowed to continue under this Government despite the Labor party policy opposing uranium mining
- If you see or hear of any uranium activities please get in contact. wanfa.org.au(at)gmail.com
Download this excel spreadsheet for a full list of uranium companies and their active drillings programs. WA uranium companies and drilling programs.