Lost uranium samples found outside Olympic Dam

BHP Billiton has found a small batch of uranium oxide samples at the village outside its Olympic Dam mine, but at this stage it is unclear how or why the samples came to be at the village.

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The box of 3kg of uranium oxide samples would not have constituted a health risk to the public, as radiation measurements taken from the samples confirmed levels near natural background, BHP said.

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