Uranium mining banned in Greenland

On Tuesday, 9. November 2021, Greenland’s parliament voted to ban uranium mining and exploration, following a campaign promise from the ruling left-wing coalition led by Inuit Ataqatigiit (IA) which won elections earlier in 2021.

The IA had campaigned against exploiting the Kuannersuit deposit which is located in fjords in the island’s south, close to UNESCO World Heritage Site Kujataa.

Greenland Minerals Ltd, an Australian company with partial Chinese ownership, had tried to get the project going since a number of years to exploit uranium and rare earth, with changing focuses between rare earth and uranium.

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