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Strong opposition to uranium mining in Kuannersuaq, Greenland

We are strongly opposed to plans to exploit minerals with uranium reserves at Kuannersuaq, Narsaq http://arcticjournal.com/press-releases/2204/we-are-strongly-opposed-plans-exploit-minerals-uranium-reserves-kuannersuaq   We are strongly opposed to plans to exploit minerals with uranium reserves at Kuannersuaq, Eric Jensen, Nuka David SørensenMarch 9, 2016  By The Arctic Journal Information to citizens concerning the plans for exploitation of mineral deposits with uranium and exploitation of uranimium by Kuannersuaq at Narsaq is not sufficient and we demand that there should be a referendum on the plans for exploitation of mineral resources with uranium content. Therefore we require that plans for exploitation of mineral resources with uranium content and exploitation of uranium and all the decisions concerning these must be stopped.

By requiring that plans for exploitation of mineral resources with uranium content and exploitation of uranmium by Kuannersuaq at Narsaq temporarily stopped, we have begun planning of demonstrations against these plans on April 8, 2016, from 12:00 in the towns of Narsaq, Qaqortoq, Nuuk, Tasiilaq , Ilulissat, Qeqertarsuaq and in the settlements Qassiarsuk and Narsarsuaq. We have the following arguments against the plans for the exploitation of mineral resources with uranium content and exploitation of uranium:

  • No sufficient information has been submitted regarding the potential impacts on people, the environment and wildlife, if an open mine is to be opened at Kuannersuaq;
  • Citizens are not informed with clear information printed in Greenlandic concerning the plans for the exploitation of mineral resources containing uranium and exploitation of uranium.

We require the following information from the Greenland Government on plans for use of mineral resources from Kuannersuit:

1. What impacts can an open pit mine on the top of Kunnersuaq have on people’s health and the environment?

2. How can dust with different radioactive substances from the exploitation of raw materials from the mountain all year round be avoided?

3. What plans are there to ensure that waste from the mine to be thrown in the lake does not pollute the environment?

4. What can the waste from the mine placed into the lake have of impacts?

5. Is there sufficient space to the amount of waste in the lake?

6. According to the latest survey, only very small amounts of uranium, how credible are these compared to Risø’s studies?

7. How will you ensure the credibility of the EIA report as yet been presented publicly?

8. How ready is Greenland to store waste / tailings containing uranium mining and exploitation for many years without polluting?

9. There are not taken into account the next coming generations who will inherit it all?

Everybody is welcome to participate in the demonstrations on April 8 from pm. 12:00 at the following towns Narsaq, Qaqortoq, Nuuk, Tasiilaq, Ilulissat, Qeqertarsuaq, Qassiarsuk, Narsarsuaq and possible. Elsewhere.

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March 11, 2016 - Posted by | ARCTIC, opposition to nuclear, Uranium

2 Comments »

  1. How can I give you support? Are you starting an online petition?

    Comment by Lisa Durante | January 28, 2017 | Reply

    • Thank you, Lisa. No nuclear-news is not starting a petition, although that is a good idea. We are flat out just finding and publicising the news, and are not able to stretch beyond that. . I don’t know if the Arctic Journal would be aware of any petition. I guess that they would be a good place to find out.

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | January 28, 2017 | Reply


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