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Mkuju River uranium Project

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Tanzanian government welcomed uranium mining as a solution to poverty and economic development, but the capacities to handle side effects like pollution or health risks in terms of laws and regulations are low.

The Selous Game Reserve, covering 50,000 square kilometres, is amongst the largest protected areas in Africa and is relatively undisturbed by human impact.

In 2012, the World Heritage Committee accepted a boundary change of the Selous Game Reserve to allow for uranium exploitation exactly south of the World Heritage Site, in the area of the Selous-Niassa-Wildlife Corridor.

On its June 2014 session, the World Heritage Committee ("WHC") put the Selous Game Reserve on the list of endangered World Heritage sites. We had reported repeatedly about the conflict uranium exploration and plans for uranium mining as well as other exploration activities in the area have caused.

OUR ACTIVITIES

World Heritage Watch Report 2017:
Tanzania: Selous Game Reserve at Risk Through Unsustainable Developments

For several years, the Government of Tanzania and various companies have pursued plans for major industrial develop- ments inside the World Heritage property, such as the Mkuju River Uranium Project and the Stieglers Gorge and Kidunda dams.

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Uranium Conference Tanzania 2013

From October 1 - October 6 2013, experts from around the world gathered in Dar Es Salaam and Bahi to inform the public on the dangers of Uranium Mining. The conference was organized by IPPNW, Uranium Network, LHRC, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, NaCUM and CESOPE.

Ist Uranbergbau ein Gewinn für Tansania?

Uranbergbau, Tailings, Folgekosten und Wirtschaftlichkeit: Fakten und Überlegungen zur Wirtschaftlichkeit und wirtschaftlichen Aspekten des Uranbergbaus (powerpoint, April 2012).

NEWS

Tanzanian churches oppose uranium mining (Article)

21. June 2012

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.…

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

20. June 2012

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…

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

15. June 2012

This 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. Download/View PDF

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Anschreiben an die deutsche UNESCO Delegation betreffs Selous Game Reserve

15. June 2012

Anschreiben an die deutsche UNESCO Delegation, betreffend die beantragte “geringfügige” Grenzänderung des Selous Game Reserve. Download/View PDF

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

10. June 2012

Attached 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.

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

28. May 2012

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?

16. April 2012

April 2012 / Günther Wippel, Martin Kurz 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…

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

19. February 2012

Der 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…

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Die Senke von Bahi – eine Oase des Lebens bedroht durch Pläne zum Uranbergbau / Factsheet Februar 2012

18. February 2012

Etwa 50km westlich der tansanischen Hauptstadt Dodoma erstreckt sich um die Kleinstadt Bahi ein topfebenes Tiefland. Ausläufer des ostafrikanischen Grabenbruchs leiten sowohl ober- als auch unterirdisch abfließendes Wasser in diese abflusslose topographische Senke (1).

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Fact-finding Mission betreffs Uranabbau in Tanzania

28. August 2010

Tanzania: Dar Es Salaam / Bahi / Dodoma Ute Koczy (MdB, Die GRÜNEN) und Jüttner (MdB, CDU) in Tanzania Fact-finding Mission betreffs Uranabbau siehe Bericht auf der website der GRÜNEN

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