Despite clear evidence to the contrary, Tony Abbott predicts restart of expanded Olympic Damn uranium mine

Abbott-liarHope of Olympic Dam mine expansion rekindled  THE AUSTRALIAN  OCTOBER 01, David Crowe Political Correspondent Canberra   TONY Abbott has talked of a “likely” expansion of the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia to deflect concerns over job losses at the state’s manufacturers, signalling the government’s hopes for an investment of up to $28 billion.

The Prime Minister told a meeting of Coalition colleagues to expect a “substantial ­expansion” of BHP Billiton’s project in the months and years ahead, as the company examines ways to ­extract the vast copper reserves. BHP has offered no sign it is ready to reverse its August 2012 decision to shelve the mine expansion because of falling commodity prices and the cost of ­removing huge amounts of earth to get to the ­reserves…….



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