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


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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Action for the preservation of the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania (Report enclosed)

Uranium-network.org has published a detailed report on the situation in the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania, concerning the planned Mkuju River Uranium Project. The UNESCO world heritage center soon decides on the requested change of boundaries. If that change goes through, the uranium mine will be built, directly nearby the worlds largest remaining wild elephant population.

Find the report enclosed HERE (english), an interesting read for getting up-to-date on all the reasons why building an uranium mine quasi-inside of a world heritage site is a terrible idea. A french version will follow.

Find a german letter concerning the same subject to the german representatives in the WHC HERE.

If you are interested in the cited case of the Kakadu Mining battle, you can start reading about it HERE and HERE.

 

Letter to the WHC, IUCN and WCPA concerning Selous Game Reserve

LogoClean2This letter is directed to experts within WHC, IUCN and WCPA.

It concerns itself with the Tanzanian motion on a Minor Boundary Modification of the Selous Game Reserve.

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Anschreiben an die deutsche UNESCO Delegation betreffs Selous Game Reserve

LogoClean2Anschreiben an die deutsche UNESCO Delegation,

betreffend die beantragte "geringfügige" Grenzänderung des Selous Game Reserve.

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Concerning the Mkuju River Uranium Project at Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

LogoClean2Attached is an important letter from the Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation to all members of the WHC and the director of the world heritage centre.

Please share this letter through any channels you have access to, and sign the petition linked below, it's very important to make an impression in this matter.

Beyond Nuclear & Uranium Network: Stop the Mkuju River Uranium Project at Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

Important Petition: Sign this and tell your friends!

The World Heritage site Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania faces a possible change of boundaries because of the planned Mjuku River uranium mine.

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Ist Uranbergbau ein Gewinn für Tansania?

April 2012 / Günther Wippel, Martin Kurz

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Fakten und Überlegungen zur Wirtschaftlichkeit und wirtschaftlichen Aspekten des Uranbergbaus

 

Bei der Beurteilung von Projektes des Uranbergbaus werden häufig die wirtschaftlichen Vorteile sowie die Steuer- und Pachteinnahmen für den Staat als Vorteile hervorgehoben.

Der Uranbergbau zieht jedoch aufgrund der physikalischen, chemischen und geologischen Gegebenheit sowie der allgemeinen Umweltbedingungen langfristige und teilweise schwerwiegenden Folgen nach sich.

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Selous Game Reserve - World Heritage site und geplanter Uranabbau am Mkuju River Project / Factsheet Februar 2012

SelousFactsheetDer Selous Game Park (Wildreservat Selous) liegt im Süden von Tanzania, er umfasst 50.000 km², das sind rund 5% des Staatsgebietes. Er ist damit das größte kontrollierte Wildschutzgebiet in Afrika.

Der Park beherbergt – neben vielen andere Tierarten – bedeutende Populationen von Elefanten, dem Schwarzen Nashorn, Geparden, Giraffen, Flusspferden und Krokodilen und Wildhunden.

Man kennt mehr als 2.100 Pflanzenarten, es werden mehr in den abgelegenen Wäldern vermutet (detaillierte Beschreibung siehe Anlage 1).

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