Greenland to Ban Uranium Mining

Posted: 17th July 2021

Greenland has taken the first step towards outlawing uranium mining after

lawmakers there proposed a stricter version of a ban that the country’s
national assembly overturned in 2013. Only July 2, the elected government
began a month-long public consultation period for a proposed bill that, in
addition to mining uranium, would prohibit the feasibility studies and
exploration activities that must be completed before a mining project can
be considered for a license to begin operation. According to proposal,
Naalakkersuisut, the elected government, is hoping that a reinstatement of
what was known as the zero-tolerance policy, to achieve its goal of
ensuring that “Greenland neither produces nor exports uranium.”

 Artic Today 14th July 2021

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