Uranium Export in Australia

By sammy

Why Is Uranium Export So Important To Australia

Australia is one of the worlds largest producers and exporters of uranium.In fact, in 2010 to 2011 Australia exported 6950 tonnes of uranium, valued at the price of 610 million dollars.Uranium is also an important important source of electricity generation ,not just in Australia but internationally.


The uranium council contributes to national companies through the progressive and sustainable development of the Australian uranium exploration, mining and exporting industry.

How Does Australia Insure Its Saftey In Uranium Exporting

The uranium that Australia mines can only be sold to countries with which Australia has a nuclear cooperation agreement, to make sure that countries do not have harmful uses of nuclear energy.
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What Parts Of Australia Work With Uranium?

Different parts of Australia have different levels of how much work with uranium mining and exploration they allow. Victoria is the only state in Australia that does not allow the exploration or mining of uranium. Where as South Australia, the Northen Territory and Western Australia allow both. Queensland and New South Wales permit exploration only, no mining.

What mines do Australia have open at the moment?

Australia has four main mines in operation at the moment. They are:

1. The Ranger Open Pit mine

2.The Olympic Dam Underground Poly Metallic Mine

3.The Beverley In situ Recovery Mine

4.The Honeymoon ISR Mine

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The Ranger Open Pit Mine and The Olympic Dam Underground Poly Metallic Mine

The Ranger Open Pit Mine mine is in the Northern Territory. It is owned and operated by Energy Resources of Australia, and employs about 500 personnel.


The Olympic Dam Underground Poly Metallic Mine is in South Australia and is owned by BHP Billiton. It is the largest know uranium deposit and employs about 140 personnel.

The Beverley In situ Recovery Mine and The Honeymoon ISR Mine

Both the Beverley In situ Recovery Mine and the Honeymoon ISR Mine are in South Australia.The Beverley In situ Recovery Mine is owned by Healthgate resources and employs about 140 personnel.


The Honeymoon ISR Mine is the countries newest uranium mine, and commenced production in late 2011.