Traditional owners reject ERA's Ranger uranium extension

Traditional owners have officially rejected Energy Resources of Australia's desire to extend the expiry date on the Ranger uranium extension.

The slow demise of Kakadu uranium producer Energy Resources of Australia has continued, with the local Indigenous group confirming on Thursday that it would not support an extension to the company's mining lease.

ERA's lease, which is set to expire in 2021, is located on the traditional lands of the Mirarr people, and their support has been seen as a significant part of ERA's licence to operate.

ERA said it would undertake a review of its business in light of the decision, and was assessing whether an impairment was necessary.