The plundering of Greenland
Uranium and other resources the latest threat to precious sub-arctic ecosystems
The first area is 1,042 square kilometers and located north of Arsuk and Kangiinnguiet and north of Narsarsuaq. The second area is 2,485 square kilometers and consists of two sub-areas around the Ilulileq and Paatsusoq fjords and the Kangerlussuatsiaq fjord, respectively.
read the full article: The plundering of Greenland (beyondnuclearinternational.org, 24.1.2021)
"Mining at Kvanefjeld - Comments on:Kvanefjeld Project. Environmental Impact Assessment"
by Orbicon A/SbyJan Willem Storm van Leeuwen, independent consultant, member of the Nuclear Consulting Group
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. - read more: https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202111/1238626.shtml
Greenland set to restore uranium mining ban
Within weeks, Greenland's parliament, the Inatsisartut, is expected to pass a bill reinstating a ban on uranium mining that was lifted in 2013 following pressure from mining companies. from Peter Boyle, October 20, 2021
"Mining magnets: Arctic island finds green power can be a curse"
by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen, Eric Onstad / Reuters, 2 March 2021
Comprehensive article on the issue of rare-earth and uranium mining in Greenland
Resolution on large-scale mining and oil and gas extraction in Greenland
137 NGOs call on the Greenlandic and Danish governments, the European Union, and everybody else who take an interest, to help establish an Arctic sanctuary. (2 Feb 2021)
Geologists Raise Radioactivity Questions about Greenland’s Proposed Kvanefjeld Mine
12 Jan 2021 by High North News