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Mkuju River uranium Project

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Tanzanian government welcomed uranium mining as a solution to poverty and economic development, but the capacities to handle side effects like pollution or health risks in terms of laws and regulations are low.

The Selous Game Reserve, covering 50,000 square kilometres, is amongst the largest protected areas in Africa and is relatively undisturbed by human impact.

In 2012, the World Heritage Committee accepted a boundary change of the Selous Game Reserve to allow for uranium exploitation exactly south of the World Heritage Site, in the area of the Selous-Niassa-Wildlife Corridor.

On its June 2014 session, the World Heritage Committee ("WHC") put the Selous Game Reserve on the list of endangered World Heritage sites. We had reported repeatedly about the conflict uranium exploration and plans for uranium mining as well as other exploration activities in the area have caused.

OUR ACTIVITIES

World Heritage Watch Report 2017:
Tanzania: Selous Game Reserve at Risk Through Unsustainable Developments

For several years, the Government of Tanzania and various companies have pursued plans for major industrial develop- ments inside the World Heritage property, such as the Mkuju River Uranium Project and the Stieglers Gorge and Kidunda dams.

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Uranium Conference Tanzania 2013

From October 1 - October 6 2013, experts from around the world gathered in Dar Es Salaam and Bahi to inform the public on the dangers of Uranium Mining. The conference was organized by IPPNW, Uranium Network, LHRC, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, NaCUM and CESOPE.

Ist Uranbergbau ein Gewinn für Tansania?

Uranbergbau, Tailings, Folgekosten und Wirtschaftlichkeit: Fakten und Überlegungen zur Wirtschaftlichkeit und wirtschaftlichen Aspekten des Uranbergbaus (powerpoint, April 2012).

NEWS

International conference against uranium mining – visiting Manjoni, Dodoma and Bahi

4. October 2013

[04.10.2013] International Conference participants visited Manjoni and Bahi, where test drills for uranium mining have been conducted – right where people send their cattle and grow rice. In the evening, a social event was held in Dodoma to celebrate and collaborate against the destruction of lives and culture by possible uranium exploitation.

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International Conference against uranium mining in Bahi

1. October 2013

[01.10.2013] The international conference in Tanzania has started. Today, the activists are going to travel to Bahi, where mining companies  Mantra Ressource und Uranex have been reported doing test drills on the local Uranium deposits. Tomorrow, activists from all over the world will share thoughts, facts and opinions at the conference.

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Uranium Mining: Impact on health and environment – Conference in Dar Es Salaam and Bahi, October 1st-6th

20. September 2013

The demand for uranium, the fuel for nuclear power plants and nuclear bombs, creates an apparent need for more mining operations. For this reason and because of insufficient local regulations, uranium-mining companies are increasingly focusing on African countries.

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Statement re: Mkuju River Uranium Project and Selous Game Reserve Word Heritage site.

19. June 2013

In July 2012, the World Heritage Committee, chaired by Ms. Mitrofanova from Russia, had made a decision to accept the application of the Government of Tanzania for a “minor boundary change” of World Heritage site Selous Game Reserve (SGR), in order to allow a uranium mining project, Mkuju River Project  to go ahead under conditions…

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GEO on the Selous problem

4. March 2013

A German article by GEO on the Selous problem: Uranabbau im Selousreservat?

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LHRC urges protection of public from uranium hazards

7. December 2012

The Tanzanian government has been advised to put in place a policy, laws and regulations that show how the public, especially those living around uranium mining areas, will be protected against uranium hazards.    

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Tanzania launches probe on ‘uranium dust’ rumors

7. December 2012

Tanzania has launched a special team of experts to work on rumors that Tanzanian farmers in northern part of the country are using uranium dust as pesticides to preserve cereals and agricultural produce…  

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Call for care in uranium exploration, extraction

7. December 2012

German experts yesterday urged the government to exercise maximum care in uranium exploration and extraction to ensure the mineral does not affect people’s health.  

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Press Release Re: World Heritage Comittee Decision on Selous Game Reserve Boundary Changes

31. July 2012

[30.07.2012] Elephants, Rhinos and the environment under threat from 60 million tons of radioactive waste as World Heritage Committee agrees boundary change that will allow uranium mining at the Tanzania Selous Game Reserve – a World Heritage site.  

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Uranium Mining – what does it mean for Tanzania?

31. July 2012

by Civil Education is the Solution to Poverty and Environmental Management (CESOPE), Foundation for Environmental Management and Campaign against Poverty (FEMAPO) and Uranium-network.org c/o Menschenrechte 3000.     Download/View PDF

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