Operations ceased at Ranger in 2011 and the underground expansion project was the only hope of future mining at the site.
Ranger Mine Mining News
Authorities say the amount of the radiation workers involved in a spill clean-up had to face was low and of “no consequence” to human health.
The collapse of a leach tank at Australia’s Ranger uranium mine, operated by Rio’s subsidiary Energy Resources of Australia, was the second such incident for the mining giant in less than a week.
A crane attempted to block the hole, but was toppled when the tank gave way.