Japans nuke crisis not to influence uranium exports

Melbourne: Australian Prime minister Julia Gillard on Sunday said that Canberra is not having second thoughts about mining and exporting its uranium despite the nuclear crisis in quake-hit Japan.

"What is happening in Japan doesn`t have any impact on my thinking about uranium exports. We do export uranium and we will continue to export uranium…," she was quoted by local media.

"Countries around the world will make their own choices about how they source their energy," she added.

Gillard also said her government was not rethinking a ban on uranium sales to India.

Although Australia consumes no nuclear power, it is the world`s third uranium producer after Kazakhstan and Canada.