13/05/2015 - 15:39

Miner proposes radioactive waste facility in Mid West

13/05/2015 - 15:39

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Struggling iron ore miner Gindalbie Metals has proposed to turn part of its Badja Station east of Geraldton into a national radioactive waste management facility.

Miner proposes radioactive waste facility in Mid West

Struggling iron ore miner Gindalbie Metals has proposed to turn part of its Badja Station east of Geraldton into a national radioactive waste management facility.

In a statement, Gindalbie said the facility would safely store and dispose of waste created from medical and other scientific procedures.

The site will not be used for nuclear waste from power stations.

Badja Station, a destocked pastoral lease of 113,600 hectares in the Shire of Yalgoo, was put forward by the company when the Department of Industry and Science called for voluntary land nominations under its Radioactive Waste Management Act 2012.

Prior to submitting its nomination, Gindalbie said it completed a program of preliminary engagement and consultations with representatives of local communities and stakeholders.

"Extensive public consultations will continue to be undertaken during every stage of the project," the company said.

Gindalbie is a major shareholder in the Karara iron ore project, which is majority owned by China's Ansteel.

 

 

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