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Wednesday, 21 November 2012 08:51

Almost 40 expressions of interest to explore for uranium in New South Wales have been received after a 26-year ban on the granting of licences was overturned, the state government said.

 

NSW Resources minister Chris Hartcher said an expert panel will assess the 39 applications "on the basis of the best interests of the state".

A recommendation about whether to grant an exploration licence will then be made to the government.

Mr Hartcher said creating a uranium mining industry will contribute significantly to the NSW economy.

"It is time for NSW to look at every opportunity to join the mining boom which is delivering enormous profits and jobs to Western Australia, Queensland and South Australia," he said in a statement on Wednesday.

 



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