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Wednesday, 26 June 1946


Mr Anthony y asked the Minister representing the Minister for Supply and Shipping, upon notice-

1.   Has a satisfactory method been devised for the recovery of uranium from low-grade secondary phosphatic ores in Australia I

2.   What is the extent of the deposits of such ores, and in what States do they occur t


Mr Dedman - The Minister for Supply and Shipping has supplied the following answer: -

A complete survey of possible source* nl supply of uranium is being made by the Department of Supply and Shipping in cooperation with the States. Research into methods of recovery of uranium from its ores is being conducted by the Council for Scientific unci Industrial Research. The' honorable member, can be assured that all aspects of the problem are. being given due Attention, but it is considered inadvisable, to furnish detail? at this stage.







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