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Roessing, a case history of economic and social benefits from uranium mining

Abstract

During the last two decades, the image of the nuclear industry, projected by much of the media throughout the western world, has moved from a heroic role to that of a regrettable and unnecessary danger to humanity in general. Instead of being regarded as outstanding pioneers of technological freedom, we, the producers of uranium for electricity generation, are condemned as greedy and unprincipled exploiters who force a new and undesirable industrial process on an unwilling public who do not even require it. This outcry seems to increase in intensity the more developed and the richer the country concerned happens to be. Conversely, the poorer the country, the less one hears from within its borders of the evils and dangers of uranium mining and nuclear reaction. Namibia is a poor underdeveloped country which now contains the largest uranium mine in the world. I want to try to explain what the development of that mine - Roessing - has done for South West Africa/Namibia.
Authors:
Walker, R S [1] 
  1. Rio Tinto Zinc Corp. Ltd.
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1981
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
CONF-8009146-
Reference Number:
AIX-12-605113; EPA-08-000126; ERA-07-000618; EDB-81-129802
Resource Relation:
Conference: 5. international symposium on uranium and nuclear energy, London, UK, 2 Sep 1980; Related Information: In: Uranium and nuclear energy 1980. Proceedings of the fifth international symposium held by the Uranium Institute, London, 2-4 September, 1980.
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; SOUTH WEST AFRICA; URANIUM MINES; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; ECONOMY; NUCLEAR INDUSTRY; PUBLIC RELATIONS; SOCIOLOGY; AFRICA; INDUSTRY; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; MINES; SOUTH AFRICA; 290600* - Energy Planning & Policy- Nuclear Energy
OSTI ID:
8465215
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 291-296
Announcement Date:
Mar 15, 2013

Citation Formats

Walker, R S. Roessing, a case history of economic and social benefits from uranium mining. United Kingdom: N. p., 1981. Web.
Walker, R S. Roessing, a case history of economic and social benefits from uranium mining. United Kingdom.
Walker, R S. 1981. "Roessing, a case history of economic and social benefits from uranium mining." United Kingdom.
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