A uranium mining ban in Greenland had been in place for a number of years, but the ‘zero tolerance policy’ for uranium was then lifted in October 2013 – obviously at least partially due to the influence of a mining company, Greenland Minerals Ltd., based in Australia. The company advocated aggressively for its Kvanefjeld mine project including rare earths as well as uranium.
In February 2021, controversy over the mining project broke up Greenland’s governing coalition; at a new election, a coalition of anti-(uranium-)mining parties took over government, and is about to re-install a zero-tolerance policy for uranium.
The article not only delves into the background of Greenland Minerals, but also suggests that the company ‘over-reached’ with their pro-mining campaign.
Greenland set to restore uranium mining ban
from Peter Boyle, October 20, 2021