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Hungarian uranium mines to reopen

Uranium exploitation in the Mecsek (south Hungary) could restart, as an Australian company, Wild Horse Ltd, has set its eyes on the region’s reserves, estimated at 30,000 tons.

Wild Horse Hungary Kft already set out to chart the Mecsek deposits. The firm has permits for research and preparatory activities valid for four years. However if the finds justify it, mining could start before the four years run out, László Hajdú, Wild Horse's Communication Director said. Current plans involve the exploration of an area spanning 420 sq-km. Wilde Horse, equipped with cutting-edge technology, is considering to involve local towns and villages in the process of the exploitation. Mining of uranium was halted in the Mecsek in 1997 because of the outdated and costly technology employed. (Napi Gazdaság)