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US, Canada And Mongolia Golomt - Problems With “In-Situ Leach” (ISL) Mining And Heap Leach Method
http://youtu.be/1tnvg6wx6U8

The video does not mention any of the negative side effects. Huge amounts of water are used to process uranium underground. This water ends up lowering the water table and polluting surface as well as drinking water. Huge amounts of polluted water are left on the surface. There is also a large increase in radiation detected around these mines and the gas emissions as well as hot particles blow downwind. 

GOLOMT; "Dangers of “in-situ leach” (ISL) mining ISL method combines the mining and milling of uranium into a single step by leaching uranium off the surface of uranium-bearing rock. To recover uranium from lowgrade deposits sulfuric acid is injected underground to dissolve the uranium ore and the pregnant leachate is extracted by pumping. 

Uranium mining has a dreadful history of environmental and social harms. The ISL method is no different:

 Use of large amounts of chemicals used in the process pose potential risks for spills and leaks

 ISL mining leaches not only uranium, but other unwanted minerals and contaminants (toxic heavy metals).

 Uranium mining leads to the presence of radiation due to the uranium decay sequence. The principle radioactive elements released during ISL mining are uranium, thorium, radium, radon, and their respective progeny.

 ISL mining is potential risk for contamination to groundwater and drinking water sources. Restoration of the groundwater to pre-mining condition is IMPOSSIBLE.
http://golomt.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/flyer-1-2-page-3.pdf

NEGATIVE HEALTH EFFECTS


Drinking water in wells has become unsafe--milk turns sour when the water is used to make tea. This is devastating news for desert residents in a water scarce Mongolia. Many nomads have experienced adverse health effects such as skin rashes (diagnosed by a local doctor as “genetic scabies”), hair loss, persistent cough, diabetes, and decline in general health. The coincidence in time and place, and the evidence from multiple research studies that examined the effects of uranium mining and radiation, in particular, radon and its progeny, on animals and humans, point at the link between uranium mining and the disaster occurring in Ulaanbadrakh, Mongolia.




http://golomt.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/flyer-1-2-page-3.pdf

A Mongolian herder who lived downwind of one of these mines said that he lost 60 calves in one year, out of a herd of approximately 1,000. Out of the remaining calves, many are blind. 

ANTI NUCLEAR PROTEST IN MONGOLIA


Protest in 2013

NEW ZEALAND - HEAP LEACH PROCESS USED WITH URANIUM, GOLD, COPPER


http://youtu.be/urFULAUsxj8
A video interview with Monash University's Dr. Gavin Mudd about the proposed heap leaching expansion of Ranger Uranium Mine in Kakadu National Park.

USA - After Decades of Uranium Mining, Navajo Nation Struggles With Legacy of Nuclear Radiation Contamination

http://youtu.be/I7jl7bZaCo8

DemocracyNow.org - New Mexico's long history of uranium mining on Native American lands provides fuel for the front end of the nuclear industry and stores much of the mine tailings and radioactive waste from nuclear weapons and power plants. We look at the devastating impact uranium mining continues to have on Native lands with Leona Morgan of Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Mining, a group dedicated to protecting the water, air, land and health of communities in areas impacted by uranium mines. We're also joined by Jay Coghlan of Nuclear Watch New Mexico and former Los Alamos National Laboratory investigator Chuck Montaño.

To watch the entire weekday independent news hour, read the transcript, download the podcast, search our vast archive, or to find more information about Democracy Now! and Amy Goodman, visithttp://www.democracynow.org.

US CAMECO CROW BUTTE URANIUM MINE; ALLEGATIONS OF NRC COVERUP 


SAME PROBLEM WITH IN SITU LEACH URANIUM MINING IN CANADA


rogerthat May 29, 2015 Canada’s Cameco Uranium Doesn’t Want to Clean-Up US Water they’ve Polluted – Cameco “Deeply Concerned” about Cost of Water Restoration Despite Billions in Revenue 27 May 2015

The world’s largest publicly traded uranium company, Cameco (Canadian Mining and Energy Co.) had a revenue of $2.48 billion in 2013 (Canadian and US $ were at parity then). Cameco clearly doesn’t want to clean up the water which they have fouled, or they would not be “deeply concerned” about the cost of a weak, toothless, US EPA proposal. If they were good corporate citizens, they would have included the cost of groundwater restoration before they started mining.

In the uranium mining business for decades, and with over 3,000 workers [1], Cameco requested an extension to the US EPA comment period on a ISL (In Situ Leach) uranium mining water restoration proposal, suggesting a) lack of technical staff to review the information and b) citing concerns regarding cost of clean-up and long-term monitoring! The long-term monitoring is actually only 3 years and not 30 years as the EPA tries to imply. … Cameco also wanted the EPA to come from DC to Wyoming, which would save Cameco travel time from Saskatoon! Of course, Cameco got what it wanted

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US, Canada And Mongolia Golomt - Problems With “In-Situ Leach” (ISL) Mining And Heap Leach Method
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/12/golomt-dangers-of-in-situ-leach-isl.html

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