WMC reports Olympic Dam spill

JUST as the dust was beginning to settle after a radioactive spill at Heathgate Resources' Beverley in-situ uranium mine in South Australia, it has been revealed WMC experienced a similar spill at its Olympic Dam copper-gold-uranium mine last month.

WMC spokesman Richard Yeeles said 420,000 litres of a slurry containing uranium spilled on December 12, and that the leak was reported to government agencies at the time.

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