Regulating the Ranger, Jabiluka, Beverly and Honeymoon uranium mines

Regulating the Ranger, Jabiluka, Beverly and Honeymoon uranium mines

14 October 2003

© Commonwealth of Australia 2003

ISBN 0 642 71216 6

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF format)
Introduction
Ranger and Jabiluka
Beverley and Honeymoon
Schedule of Recommendations

PREFACE (PDF format)
Terms of reference
The inquiry
Acknowledgements

CHAPTER 1 - The Current Legislative and Regulatory Framework (PDF format)
Introduction
Commonwealth regulation
Northern Territory regulation
South Australian regulation
Summary of allocation of responsibilities between the Commonwealth and the States
Tables showing former and current legislative regimes

CHAPTER 2 - Northern Territory: Ranger and Jabiluka Projects (PDF format)
Introduction
A history of leaks, spills, accidents and incidents
The independence and effectiveness of regulatory authorities
Regulation and agreements
The role of Traditional Owners
A flawed and outdated regulatory environment?
Working Arrangements
Authority, Environmental Requirements and Ranger General Authorisation No. A82/3
ISO 14001
Monitoring
Mine Waste
Water Quality Management
Minesite rehabilitation and Sacrifice Zones
Ranger
Jabiluka
Incidents and failures in reporting
Research
Reporting and communication regimes

CHAPTER 3 - South Australia: Beverley and Honeymoon (PDF format)
Introduction
The ISL technique
The Beverley Uranium Mine
Honeymoon Uranium Mine

Government Members dissenting report (PDF format)

Australian Greens Additional Comments (PDF format)

Appendix 1 - List of Submissions (PDF format)

Appendix 2 - Witnesses at Public Hearings (PDF format)

Appendix 3 - Exhibits (PDF format)

Appendix 4 - Institutional Arrangements (PDF format)
Commonwealth
Northern Territory
South Australia

Appendix 5 - Ranger and Jabiluka Background Information (PDF format)
Geology
History of Mine Development
Extraction and Processing Methods
The Approvals History

Appendix 6 - Environmental Incidents at Ranger update August 2002 (PDF format)

Appendix 7 - Timeline of Uranium Mining in Australia (PDF format)
Historic Projects
Current Projects
Beverley
Honeymoon
Major Commonwealth Inquiries and Reports Relating to Uranium Mining

Appendix 8 - GLOSSARY OF TERMS (PDF format)

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