Namibia: Rössing Nearly Closed
THE management of Rio Tinto’s Rössing mine was considering placing the uranium mine on care and maintenance like Areva’s Trekkopje as a way of arresting the perilous financial situation the company is facing.
Fukushima No. 1 can’t keep its head above tainted water
More than two years into the triple-meltdown crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, workers continue to wage a desperate battle to keep the stricken reactors cool while trying to contain the 400 tons of radioactive water produced by the process each day.
Study of uranium mining in Saskatchewan shows increase in poverty
A study of the socio-economic impact of (uranium) mining in Northern Saskatchewan, one of the biggest and longest standing uranium mining areas, has been published. The study is part of a so-called “Community Vitality Monitoring Partnership Process” which was a result of licensing process of the new uranium mines in the 1990s. The report is commissioned, among others, by uranium mining companies AREVA and CAMECO. HOWEVER, even if the report is commissioned by those companies, it admits that the household income has DECREASED – i.e. people became poorer – and the INEQUALITY of income between the households INCREASED – NOT exactly what we would call a “sustainable development”.
The full report can be found at: