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The Greens says they will introduce a motion to the Senate rejecting the Federal Government's assertion of responsibility for approving of new uranium mines in the Northern Territory.
Greens Senator Christine Milne says she intends to introduce the motion tomorrow.
Senator Milne says the Northern Territory Government could put up a bigger fight, despite legal advice that the Commonwealth does have the over-riding power.
Looking even further ahead to when the oil runs out or at least significantly runs down, it may be that the world turns again to nuclear power.
In which case those countries with uranium deposits would become among the most attractive. The top ten are: Australia, Kazakhstan, Canada, South Africa, Namibia, Brazil, Russia, USA, Uzbekistan and China.
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Monday it has started mining uranium for the first time and will soon open a facility to process the ore into fuel, vowing to move ahead with a nuclear program it says is solely for electrical production.
The project would give Iran, which Washington accuses of seeking to develop nuclear weapons, independent access to fissile material. In building its first power plant, to be completed later this year, Iran is relying on Russia for its nuclear fuel.
Mines near Ardakan, in central Iran, have begun extracting uranium from underground reserves, said Gholamreza Aghazadeh, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, according to the official Islamic Republic News Agency.