Publication of report on radioactive minerals

Management of environmental issues associated with uranium production.

10.01.17

DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy and Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (GINR) prepared the report ''Exploitation of radioactive minerals in Greenland, Management of environmental issues based on experience from uranium producing countries.''

The report include information concerning the management of environmental issues associated with mining and milling of radioactive minerals worldwide, examples of worldwide current regulatory framework (legislation, regulation and guidelines). The report was not targeted for a specific project but for the mining and milling of radioactive minerals in general. The report was prepared for the Environmental Agency for Mineral Resource Activities (EAMRA) in English and includes summaries in Greenland, Danish and English.

The intention of the report was for it to be a compendium with worldwide relevant background information to be used as a checklist for issues to consider for future work development for mining and milling of radioactive minerals in Greenland.

Based on the above mentioned report, GINR and DCE have prepared a short note: ''Uran - Miljøpåvirkninger ved indvinding af uran i Grønland.'' The note includes information concerning the management of environmental issues associated with mining and milling of radioactive minerals. This note was prepared in Greenland and Danish for the Environmental Agency for Mineral Resource Activities (EAMRA).

The information gathered in the report and the note is not specifically related to Kvanefjeld project in South Greenland but on mining and milling of radioactive minerals in general.''

The report can be found here: dce2.au.dk/pub/SR200.pdf

The note (written in Danish)can be found here.

Contact for further information:
Josephine Nymand, Head of Department of Environment and Minerals, email: jony@remove-this.natur.gl , Phone: +299 361200

Violeta Hansen, Forsker, Radiokemiker, DCE - Nationalt Center for Miljø og Energi, email: viha@remove-this.bios.au.dk , tlf.: (+45) 8715-8663

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