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Australian environmental authorities Wednesday rejected a Canadian bid to build a mine at a major uranium deposit due to fears the project could threaten tiny underground wildlife.Cameco, one of the world's biggest publicly listed uranium producers, wants to develop the Yeelirrie deposit in Western Australia after buying it from BHP Billiton four years ago.Yeelirrie, 650 kilometers (400 miles) northeast of Perth, is one of Australia's largest undeveloped uranium deposits. Cameco estimates that the site holds about 127.3 million pounds (57.7 million kilograms) of uranium.
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