Uranium Mining

Uranium mining is unsafe, unwanted and uneconomic. 

Withdraw expired uranium approvals

Three out of four proposed

uranium mines have expired

we’re now calling on the state government to withdraw those approvals.

Uranium Free Charter

5,343 individuals and 25 organisations have signed on

to the uranium free charter

calling on the state government

to withdraw expired uranium approvals and review the Mulga Rock uranium project.

Mulga Rock

Deep Yellows proposed Mulga

Rock uranium mine is the only uranium project in WA allowed

to proceed. The company has a shocking track record and the

Upurli Upurli Nguratja claim

group have actively opposed the mine.

Did you know we’re on a knife’s edge of having a uranium mine open in WA? The Mulga Rock uranium project in Upurli Upurli Nguratja is advancing. Find out more about the campaign to #stopdeepyellow and protect Mulga Rock here. 

There are currently no operating uranium mines in WA, and we want to keep it that way! However, there are four uranium mine proposals – Kinytre, Mulga Rock, Wiluna and Yeelirrie – these projects were approved under the Barnett Liberal Government – none have opened. 

Uranium is different because of the unique health risks to workers, the community and the environment and because of its role in the nuclear fuel chain which ends as either nuclear waste, inside nuclear weapons or as nuclear fallout. Uranium is unsafe, uneconomic and unwanted.

Over 20 organisations including First Nations led organisations WA unions and National and state based environment, health and faith groups have come together and signed the Uranium Free Charter which calls on the WA government to: 

review and remove any approval for uranium mining at Mulga Rock, and to withdraw the approvals of the stalled proposed uranium mines at Kintyre, Yeelirrie and Wiluna.”

WA’s Environment Minister Reece Whitby has a unique opportunity to withdraw environmental approvals for uranium mine proposals in WA creating certainty for communities who have fought over many decades to protect these important places. Read more here.