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Uranium mining. Unveiling the impacts of the nuclear industry

DateNovember 2014

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Uranium mining. Unveiling the impacts of the nuclear industry
Report written by:
Bruno Chareyron (CRIIRAD)
with contributions from:
Lidija Živčič and Tomislav Tkalec (FOCUS), Appendix 1
Lidija Živčič, paragraph 5.5
Marta Conde (ICTA), reviewing
Lidija Živčič
Series editor:
Beatriz Rodríguez-Labajos
November 2014

Uranium mining and milling comprise the first phase of the nuclear fuel cycle, and is one of 
the most polluting ones. The aim of this report is to give workers and communities basic 
information about radioprotection. The document deals with the radiological characteristics 
of materials and waste from the mines, principles of radiation protection, and methods of 
dose evaluation.
The report draws from on-site studies performed in Bulgaria, Brazil, Namibia and Malawi 
in the course of the EJOLT project and from previous studies performed by CRIIRAD in 
France and Africa over the last twenty years. It gives examples of the various impacts 
of uranium mining and milling activities on the environment (air, soil, water) and 
provides recommendations for limiting these impacts.
This report aims to contribute towards the development of the critical capacities of 
communities, so that they might have more information with which to face conflicts 
with states or companies in relation to uranium mining projects.