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Decommissioning Data - Europe

(last updated 8 Nov 2013)

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Denmark   flag

Mill Tailings


Mill Tailings

LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Risø*0.150.00113 closed (Google Maps external link)
* from processing of ores originating from Kvanefjeld, Greenland
Source: Decommissioning of the nuclear facilities at Risø National Laboratory - Descriptions and cost assessment, Edited by Kurt Lauridsen, Risø National Laboratory, February 2001, Risø-R-1250(EN), p.53


Estonia   flag

Uranium Mines · Waste Rock · Mill Tailings


Uranium Mines

LocationTypeNo. of ShaftsTotal Production
[t U]
Status
SillamäeUG65 closed
Type: UG = underground
Source: Uranium 1997, OECD 1998

 

Waste Rock

LocationNo. of HeapsArea
ha
Volume
106 m3
Status
?????
Sources:

 

Mill Tailings

LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Sillamäe*334 remediation completed [ISSUES]
* mostly from processing of imported ores
Sources: Uranium 1997, OECD 1998


Finland   flag

Uranium Mines · Waste Rock · Mill Tailings


Uranium Mines

LocationTypeNo. of ShaftsTotal Production
[t U]
Status
Paukkajanvaara30 restored
Type: UG = underground
Source: Uranium 1997, OECD 1998

 

Waste Rock

LocationNo. of HeapsArea
ha
Volume
106 m3
Status
?????
Sources:

 

Mill Tailings

LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Paukkajanvaara0.04
Sources: Uranium 1997, OECD 1998


Hungary   flag

Mines · Waste Rock · Heap Leaching Waste · Mill Tailings · In Situ Leach Facilities


Uranium Mines

LocationTypeNo. of ShaftsTotal Production
[t U]
Status
MecsekOP, UG, HL518,221* remediation in action [ISSUES]
Type: UG = underground, OP = open pit, HL = heap leaching
* as of end 1998
Source: Uranium 1999, OECD 2000; IAEA-TECDOC-865 V.1 p.151 (1996)

 

Waste Rock

LocationNo. of HeapsArea
ha
Volume
106 m3
Status
Mecsek18 restoration ongoing
Sources: IAEA-TECDOC-965 V.3 p.161 (1996)

 

Heap Leaching Waste

LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Mecsek607.2 restoration ongoing
Sources: Uranium 1997, OECD 1998; IAEA-TECDOC-965 V.3 p.161 (1996)

 

Mill Tailings

LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Mecsek (image external link new window)16311.734 restoration ongoing
Sources: NEA 2002

 

In Situ Leach Facilities

A small pilot ISL test was performed at Dinnyeberki in 1988. Sources: PHARE 1995


Poland   flag

Mines · Waste Rock · Mill Tailings


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Uranium Mines

LocationTypeNo. of ShaftsTotal Production
[t U]
Status
KowaryUG293 abandoned [ISSUES]
RadoniówUG214 abandoned
Kopaniec abandoned
Kletno abandoned
Rudki abandoned
Radomice abandoned
Szklarska Poręba abandoned
WojcieszyceUG12.3 abandoned
Okrzeszyn abandoned
MniszkówUG4.5 abandoned
MiedziankaUG14.7 abandoned
Radzimowice abandoned
Rochowice abandoned
Grzmiąca abandoned
Rędziny abandoned
TOTAL 650 
Type: UG = underground, OP = open pit, HL = heap leaching
Source: IAEA-TECDOC-865 V.1 p.193 (1996); Budapest94; EUR16885 (1996); NEA/IAEA 2008


Waste Rock

LocationNo. of HeapsArea
ha
Volume
106 m3
Status
Kowary11 abandoned
Radoniów12.5 abandoned
Kopaniec3 abandoned
Kletno24 abandoned
Rudki1 restored
?????
TOTAL 
Sources: IAEA-TECDOC-865 V.1 p.193 (1996)


Mill Tailings

LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Kowary1.30.25 remediated [ISSUES]
Sources: IAEA-TECDOC-982 (1997); Piestrzynksi 2000; Goerner 2001


Portugal   flag

Mines · Waste Rock · Heap Leaching Waste · Mill Tailings · In Situ Leach Facilities


Uranium Mines

LocationTypeNo. of ShaftsTotal Production
[t U]
Status
UrgeiriçaOP, UG, HL decommissioning [ISSUES]
BicaUG?
CastelejoUG decommissioning
Cunha BaixaUG, OP decommissioning
Quinta do BispoOP, HL decommissioning
Vale da AbrutigaOP reclamation underway
TOTAL 3,443 
Type: UG = underground, OP = open pit, HL = heap leaching
* as of 1998
Source: Uranium 1999, OECD 2000; NEA 2002

 

Waste Rock

LocationNo. of HeapsArea
ha
Volume
106 m3
Contents
106 t
Status
Urgeiriça1?0.15 ? [ISSUES]
Bica1? 0.3 ?
Quinta do Bispo1??1.5
Vale da Abrutiga1??1.5
Cunha Baixa2??1.1
?????
TOTAL 
Sources: NEA 2002

 

Heap Leaching Waste

LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Urgeiriça?? operating [ISSUES]
Quinta do Bispo
TOTAL
Sources:

 

Mill Tailings

LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Urgeiriça104 [ISSUES]
TOTAL 
Sources:

 

In Situ Leach Facilities

LocationSurface Area
ha
Contam. Groundwater Volume
106 m3
Total Production
[t U]
Status
Urgeiriça operating
TOTAL 250* 
* as of end 1998
Sources: Uranium 1999, OECD 2000


Romania   flag

Mines · Waste Rock · Mill Tailings


Uranium Mines

LocationTypeSizeTotal Production
[t U]
Status
Avram IancuUGM closed
Dobrei SouthM closed
CruceaUGS operating
Băiţa BihorOPL closed
CiudanoviţaUGM closed [ISSUES]
Dobrei NorthS closed
NatraM closed
TOTAL17,554* 
Type: UG = underground, OP = open pit
Size: L: > 20,000 t U, M: 5000 - 20,000 t U, S: < 5000 t U
* as of end 1998
Source: Uranium 1999, OECD 2000

 

Waste Rock

LocationNo. of HeapsArea
ha
Volume
106 m3
Status
Banat Mining Complex1721
Bihor Mining Complex852.9
Crucea Mining Complex3036.4
Tulghes II sector7415.7
Alba Iulia V sector3112.2
TOTAL160138.25.5 
Sources: IAEA-TECDOC-982 p.135 (1997); NEA 2002

 

Mill Tailings

LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Feldioara (Braşov)374.3 operating
Sources: NEA 2002


Serbia   flag

Mines · Waste Rock · Mill Tailings


Uranium Mines

LocationTypeNo. of ShaftsTotal Production
[t U]
Status
MezdrejaUG1  closed
Srneći DoUG1  closed
GabrovnicaUG   closed
Type: UG = underground
Source: Natural Radioactive Elements in the Region of Closed Uranium Mines on Stara Planina, Eastern Serbia, by Jovan Kovačević et al, in: The New Uranium Mining Boom - Challenge and lessons learned, Broder Merkel et al. (Eds.), 2011, p. 315-324

 

Waste Rock

LocationNo. of HeapsArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Mezdreja30.630.1 closed
Srneći Do10.0090.0002 closed
Gabrovnica2   closed
Source: Natural Radioactive Elements in the Region of Closed Uranium Mines on Stara Planina, Eastern Serbia, by Jovan Kovačević et al, in: The New Uranium Mining Boom - Challenge and lessons learned, Broder Merkel et al. (Eds.), 2011, p. 315-324

 

Mill Tailings

LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Mezdreja   closed
Gabrovnica   closed

 


Slovenia   flag

Mines · Waste Rock · Mill Tailings


Uranium Mines

LocationTypeNo. of ShaftsTotal Production
[t U]
Status
Žirovski vrhUG382 closed [ISSUES]
Type: UG = underground
Source: Uranium 1997, OECD 1998; IAEA-TECDOC-865 V.1 p.283 (1996)

 

Waste Rock

LocationNo. of HeapsArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Žirovski vrh34.51.5 closed, not decommissioned [ISSUES]
Sources: IAEA-TECDOC-865 V.1 p.283 (1996)

 

Mill Tailings

LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Žirovski vrh3.50.7 closed, not decommissioned;
geomechanically unstable: ongoing slippage of the slope (7 million t) with the "Boršt" tailings deposit on the top, at velocity of 0.3 m per year [ISSUES]
Sources: IAEA-TECDOC-865 V.1 p.283 (1996)


Sweden   flag

Mines · Waste Rock · Mill Tailings


Uranium Mines

LocationTypeNo. of ShaftsTotal Production
[t U]
Status
RanstadOP200 decommissioned (flooded) [DETAILS external link (PDF)]
Type: OP = open pit
Source: Uranium 1997, OECD 1998; IAEA-TECDOC-865 V.2 p.227 (1996)

 

Waste Rock

LocationNo. of HeapsArea
ha
Volume
106 m3
Status
?????
TOTAL 
Sources:

 

Mill Tailings

LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Ranstad251.5 restored [DETAILS (PDF) external link]
Sources: IAEA-TECDOC-865 V.2 p.227 (1996)

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