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Athabasca Uranium provides Keefe Lake exploration update

September 7, 2011


VANCOUVER, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Athabasca Uranium Inc. (the “Company”)
is pleased to report that the Company is in the final stages of
preparing for its diamond drill program at the Keefe Lake Uranium
Project in the southeastern Athabasca Basin. The Company has planned a
10 short-hole (approximately 3,000 meters) program to test high-value
targets defined by a high resolution 2D seismic survey (2008) and
several current airborne Mag/EM surveys. Target depths are expected to
range between 200-300 meters. With permitting and ramp-up nearing
completion, the Company expects to commence drilling within the next
few weeks.

Evaluation of geophysical and historic data was performed by the
University Of Saskatchewan Department Of Geophysics under the direction
of Dr. Zoltan Hajnal, who holds a PhD in Geophysics (Seismology) and
was a key member of the exploration think-tank that selected Hathor
Exploration’s discovery holes at its famed Roughrider deposit. Gil
Schneider, President and CEO commented “As with Roughrider, Keefe Lake
has been examined with seismic, an important element in Hathor’s
discovery success. Athabasca Uranium is very pleased with Dr. Hajnal
bringing his “discovery experience” to bear upon our project”.  In
addition, Dr. Irvine Annesley, PhD, PGeo, a director of JNR Resources
Inc., has also provided technical support in the evaluation of
historical data at Keefe Lake. Dr. Annesley is a professional geologist
with 31 years of sector experience, including 19 years (1988-2007) as a
senior research geologist at the Saskatchewan Research Council. 

On the Company’s progress, Mr. Schneider commented, “Shareholders should
be very pleased with the Company’s evolution to date; in just over a
year, Athabasca Uranium has accumulated some of the finest exploration
projects in the Basin and now stands at the threshold of its first
exploration holes. We are all very proud to have brought some of the
Basin’s best scientific and technical minds to our projects, and are
optimistic about the upcoming drill program and the outlook for the
uranium energy sector in general.”

About Athabasca Uranium

Athabasca Uranium Inc. is a uranium exploration and development company
exploring an aggregate of over 52,000 hectares strategically located in
the uranium-rich Athabasca Basin region of northeast Saskatchewan.  The
Company’s stated vision is to explore the region using leading-edge
technology to become a world-class uranium mining company.  Additional
information on Athabasca Uranium, its properties and its vision is
available on the Company’s website at www.athabascauranium.com.


     “Gil Schneider”

Gil Schneider, President & CEO

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