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Uranium One suspends Dominion operations

Aerial view of the
Dominion processing
Johannesburg, South Africa — MININGREVIEW.COM — 13 October 2008 – Uranium One Inc. – a Canadian-based uranium producing company listed on the Stock Exchange and on the JSE – has temporarily suspended mine operations at its Dominion uranium project in South Africa.

A news release issued here and in Vancouver revealed that this action followed labour disruptions at the project last week which culminated in a general illegal strike.

CEO Jean Nortier explained that – notwithstanding repeated company directives to end the strike, and a court order issued late last week by the Labour Court of South Africa prohibiting the continuation of the illegal strike – a majority of the labour force at Dominion had refused to return to work.

He added that in light of the refusal to comply with the court order, the company had begun the process of issuing termination notices to the striking workers at Dominion. In the meantime the company was actively exploring all options available to it at the mine.