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


Press Release: Uranium Mining Conference Dar Es Salaam

LogoClean2[04.10.2013] The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) in cooperation with the uranium-network.org Germany, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (East Africa Office) and the Tanzanian organisations LHRC, CESOPE and NaCUM. Topic: "Uranium Mining - Impact on Health and Environment".

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

P1100390[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

Tanzania Conference[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

Tanzania Conference

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.

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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