Junior uranium companies attending an international conference in Darwin have been told to be careful and responsible as they enter the industry.
300 delegates from around the world are at the conference to talk about the future growth of uranium mining in Australia.
Rob Atkinson, from Energy Resources Australia, which owns the Ranger mine in the Northern Territory, says simple mistakes made by companies can harm the industry's reputation as a whole.
"We've been working very hard with the Australian Uranium Association to provide guidance and mentoring around the high standards, which should be in place to help support the junior miners, so they don't have to make perhaps mistakes which have been made before."http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/content/200906/s2594600.htm