Mining company URO applies to explore for uranium on Litchfield National Park’s western border

The cascading waterfalls and swimming holes of Litchfield National Park are some of the Northern Territory’s most popular tourist attractions.

Adventure tourism operator Rob Woods said his business had been busier than ever, as tourists returned for the dry season after borders reopened.

"We’re talking about … beautiful creeks … waterfalls … unspoiled views," he said.

However, Mr Woods is one of several tourism operators and residents concerned about potential uranium mining in the region.Melbourne company URO Corporation in September lodged an application to explore for uranium, lithium, rare earths and precious metals on 299 square kilometres of land on the park’s western border.Public submissions on the application closed in October."Besides the fact that you’re right on the edge of a category one national park, and you’ve got over 300,000 people visit there every year – and this year upwards of 400,000 visiting – the environment is going to be flogged," Mr […]

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