Tanzania

 

Almost 41 million people speak about 128 different languages. Until now no uranium deposit was built, but the first is planned.

As is so often the case, money is one of the main reasons, because there will be 1600 new jobs through the mine and 5 million US Dollars revenue yearly. The grave environmental and health issues connected to opening a mine next to one of the most important natural reserves in the world are also being ignored here.

 

News & Activities on Tanzania


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

LogoClean2In 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 specified by the World Heritage Committee.

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GEO on the Selous problem

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

LHRC urges protection of public from uranium hazards

Imelda-UrioThe 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

LogoClean2Tanzania 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

uranium-mineGerman 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

LogoClean2[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?

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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.    

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Tanzanian churches oppose uranium mining (Article)

by Fredrick Nzwili

in Ecumental News International

18 June (ENInews)--Protestant churches in Tanzania have cautioned the government against extracting uranium deposits recently discovered in the East African country, noting that Germany plans to close its nuclear power stations by 2022 and the Japanese city of Fukushima is still recovering from the 2011 earthquake-caused nuclear disaster.

The churches, who are members of the Christian Council of Tanzania, have highlighted the Fukushima situation, where the Daiichi plant released radioactive material into the surrounding countryside, saying that Tanzania lacks safe structures to explore, mine or export the mineral. Germany announced in May 2011 that it will abandon nuclear energy completely within 11 years, saying it wants to focus on renewable energy.

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