Slurry leak contained at uranium mine in Australia

Uranium mine

Energy Resources of Australia said it has contained a leak of slurry material from a tank at the Ranger uranium mine.

The leak from Leach Tank No. 1 was discovered on Dec. 7.  Processing operations have ceased and clean up is well underway, ERA said in a release. There are no reports of injuries, and a nearby national park has not been impacted by the leak.

All water monitoring points at the Ranger Mine and in the surrounding area have reported normal readings, ERA said. Containment systems in place reportedly operated as designed.

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