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Decommissioning Data - Africa

(last updated 22 Oct 2009)

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Congo, Democratic Republic of the   flag

Mines · Waste Rock · Mill Tailings


Uranium Mines

LocationTypeNo. of ShaftsTotal Production [t U]Status
ShinkolobweOP, UG25,600 closed [ISSUES] · [MORE ISSUES]
Type: UG = underground, OP = open pit
Source: Uranium 1997, OECD 1998; IAEA-TECDOC-650 p.65

 

Waste Rock

LocationNo. of HeapsArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
TOTAL 
Sources:

 

Mill Tailings

LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
TOTAL 
Sources:


Gabon   flag

Mines · Waste Rock · Mill Tailings


Uranium Mines

LocationTypeNo. of ShaftsTotal Production [t U]Status
BoyindziUG2,471 remediation ongoing
MikouloungouOP85 remediation ongoing
MounanaOP, UG5,760 remediation ongoing [DETAILS] [ISSUES]
OkelobondoUG3,144* remediation ongoing
OkloOP, UG14,649 remediation ongoing
TOTAL 27,872* 
Type: UG = underground, OP = open pit
* as of end 1998
Source: Uranium 1995, OECD 1996; Uranium 1999, OECD 2000

 

Waste Rock

LocationNo. of HeapsArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
TOTAL 
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Mill Tailings

LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Mounana6.5 remediation ongoing [ISSUES]
TOTAL6.5 
Sources: Birraux V.2 (1996) p.3; BMWi 1995


Madagascar   flag

Mines · Waste Rock · Mill Tailings


Uranium Mines

LocationTypeNo. of ShaftsTotal Production [t U]Status
Fort Dauphin closed
Vatovory (Vinaninkarena, Antsirabe)OP abandoned [ISSUES]
TOTAL
Type: UG = underground, OP = open pit
Source: OECD 1977, IRPA 2004

 

Waste Rock

LocationNo. of HeapsArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
TOTAL 
Sources:

 

Mill Tailings

LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
TOTAL 
Sources:


Namibia   flag

Mines · Waste Rock · Mill Tailings


Uranium Mines

LocationTypeNo. of ShaftsTotal Production [t U]Status
RössingOP66,722* operating
Type: UG = underground, OP = open pit
* as of end 1998
Source: Uranium 1999, OECD 2000

 

Waste Rock

LocationNo. of HeapsArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Rössing500 operating
TOTAL 
Sources: Ökozid 9 (1993) p.54

 

Mill Tailings

LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Rössing350 operating [ISSUES]
TOTAL 
Sources: BMWi 1995


Niger   flag

Mines · Waste Rock · Heap Leaching Waste · Mill Tailings


Uranium Mines

LocationTypeNo. of ShaftsTotal Production [t U]Status
AkoutaUG operating
ArlitOP, partly HL operating
TOTAL 75,986* 
Type: UG = underground, OP = open pit
* as of end 1998
Source: Uranium 1999, OECD 2000

 

Waste Rock

LocationNo. of HeapsArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
TOTAL 
Sources:

 

Heap Leaching Waste

LocationNo. of HeapsArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Arlit operating
TOTAL 
Sources:

 

Mill Tailings

LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Akouta
Arlit
TOTAL17.2 
Sources: BMWi 1995


South Africa   flag

Mines · Waste Rock · Mill Tailings


Uranium Mines

LocationTypeNo. of ShaftsTotal Production [t U]Status
Hartebeestfontein closed [ISSUES]
Palabora uranium recovery closed, copper mining continues
Vaal Reefs operating [ISSUES]
Western Area uranium recovery closed, gold mining continues
TOTAL151,601* 
Type: UG = underground, OP = open pit
* as of end 1998
Source: Uranium 1999, OECD 2000

 

Waste Rock

LocationNo. of HeapsArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
TOTAL 
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Mill Tailings

LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Hartebeestfontein closed
Palabora uranium recovery closed, copper mining continues
Vaal Reefs operating
Western Area uranium recovery closed, gold mining continues
Beisa closed
Blyvooruitzicht closed
Buffelsfontein closed
Dreifontein closed
Ergo closed
Freegold closed
Harmony (Merriespruit) closed; uranium recovery from tailings planned [ISSUES]
Stilfontein closed
West Rand Consolidated closed
Randfontein (Cooke) converted for gold
TOTAL700 
Sources: Uranium 1997, OECD 1998; BMWi 1995


Zambia   flag

Mines · Waste Rock · Mill Tailings


Uranium Mines

Waste Rock

Mill Tailings

LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
AMCO site, Kitwe0.11 abandoned [ISSUES]
TOTAL 
Source: IAEA 2009

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