A uranium project in Western Australia’s Eastern Goldfield’s has moved closer to production after being granted initial environmental approval.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Mega Uranium’s Lake Maitland environmental scoping study.
The group set an environmental review and management program for the mine, the highest possible.
Mega Uranium aims to employ 180 people at the mine by 2013, using predominately fly in fly out miners.
It is planning, along with BHP and Cameco, to create a uranium transport hub just outside of Kalgoorlie, but has not yet outlined whether Adelaide or Darwin will be the final export port.