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Qld uranium mine given contaminant warning

AAP logoAAP 30/10/2016

A Queensland uranium mine has been ordered to strengthen safeguards against the release of contaminants after elevated readings of arsenic, lead and uranium.

The owners of the non-operational Ben Lomond Mine, near Townsville, were issued with an Environmental Protection Order on Friday.

The order was issued in response to elevated levels of contaminants being measured both on and off the mining lease, Environment Minister Steven Miles said on Sunday.

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