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Environmental impact assessment for uranium mine, mill and in situ leach projects

Abstract

Environmental impact assessments and/or statements are an inherent part of any uranium mining project and are a prerequisite for the future opening of an exploitation and its final closure and decommissioning. Since they contain all information related to the physical, biological, chemical and economic condition of the areas where industrial projects are proposed or planned, they present invaluable guidance for the planning and implementation of environmental mitigation as well as environmental restoration after the mine is closed. They further yield relevant data on the socio-economic impacts of a project. The present report provides guidance on the environmental impact assessment of uranium mining and milling projects, including in situ leach projects which will be useful for companies in the process of planning uranium developments as well as for the regional or national authorities who will assess such developments. Additional information and advice is given through environmental case histories from five different countries. Those case histories are not meant to be prescriptions for conducting assessments nor even firm recommendations, but should serve as examples for the type and extent of work involved in assessments. A model assessment and licensing process is recommended based on the experience of the five countries. 1 fig.,  More>>
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Nov 01, 1997
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
IAEA-TECDOC-979
Reference Number:
SCA: 053002; 290600; 056000; PA: AIX-29:013467; EDB-98:041821; SN: 98001942881
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: 1 fig., 5 tabs.; PBD: Nov 1997
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; DECOMMISSIONING; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; FEED MATERIALS PLANTS; IN-SITU PROCESSING; LAND RECLAMATION; LEACHING; LEGAL ASPECTS; LICENSING; LICENSING REGULATIONS; RADIATION MONITORING; REMEDIAL ACTION; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; URANIUM MINES
OSTI ID:
603248
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria).
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 1011-4289; Other: ON: DE98615847; TRN: XA9745911013467
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE98615847
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
77 p.
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Environmental impact assessment for uranium mine, mill and in situ leach projects. IAEA: N. p., 1997. Web.
Environmental impact assessment for uranium mine, mill and in situ leach projects. IAEA.
1997. "Environmental impact assessment for uranium mine, mill and in situ leach projects." IAEA.
@misc{etde_603248,
title = {Environmental impact assessment for uranium mine, mill and in situ leach projects}
abstractNote = {Environmental impact assessments and/or statements are an inherent part of any uranium mining project and are a prerequisite for the future opening of an exploitation and its final closure and decommissioning. Since they contain all information related to the physical, biological, chemical and economic condition of the areas where industrial projects are proposed or planned, they present invaluable guidance for the planning and implementation of environmental mitigation as well as environmental restoration after the mine is closed. They further yield relevant data on the socio-economic impacts of a project. The present report provides guidance on the environmental impact assessment of uranium mining and milling projects, including in situ leach projects which will be useful for companies in the process of planning uranium developments as well as for the regional or national authorities who will assess such developments. Additional information and advice is given through environmental case histories from five different countries. Those case histories are not meant to be prescriptions for conducting assessments nor even firm recommendations, but should serve as examples for the type and extent of work involved in assessments. A model assessment and licensing process is recommended based on the experience of the five countries. 1 fig., 5 tabs.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1997}
month = {Nov}
}