Report: Australia should start uranium enrichment

By
November 21, 2006 07:38

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Australia - with the world's largest deposits of uranium - should quickly lift restrictions on export and enrichment of the radioactive fuel to boost the multimillion dollar nuclear industry and help reduce the nation's reliance on polluting fossil fuels, a government report found Tuesday. The report into the uranium industry said federal and state governments should lift a long-standing restriction on opening more than the current three uranium mines in the nation. "Skill shortages and government policies restricting the growth of the industry should be urgently addressed," the report said. The report - commissioned by the government in June - said enrichment of uranium ore in Australia could add 1.8 billion Australian dollars (US$1.4 billion; €1.1 billion) to the A$573 million (US$441 million; €344 million) a year uranium export industry. "Current legal and regulatory impediments should be removed," the report said. The report found 25 reactors could be supplying a third of Australia's energy needs by 2050.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci speaks during interview in Pristina, Kosovo August 14, 2018
September 21, 2018
Kosovo will open embassy in Jerusalem if recognized, president says

By CASSANDRA GOMES-HOCHBERG