2 Aug 2009

New era foreseen for uranium

2:03 pm on 2 August 2009

Australia is seen as entering a new era of uranium mining by the head of ERA, a uranium company based in Darwin.

The ABC reports ERA has gained regulatory approval for new mines in two states.

Chief executive Rob Atkinson told the Inside Business programme on ABC that Australia is "absolutely blessed" with uranium resources in a very different political environment from a few years ago.

He said opposition to the sector has lessened in recent years.

Mr Atkinson said he hoped the industry would "grow in the years to come and for Australia to lead the way in very safe and successful uranium mining."