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Decommissioning Data - South America

(last updated 17 Feb 2016)

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Mines · Waste Rock · Heap Leaching Waste · Mill Tailings


Uranium Mines

LocationTypeNo. of ShaftsTotal Production [t U]Status
Don Otto (Salta)UG401 closed [ISSUES]
Schlagintweit (Córdoba)OP207 closed
La Estela (San Luis)OP22 closed
Dr. Baulies (Mendoza)OP1609 closed
Huemul (Mendoza)UG153 closed [ISSUES]
Los Adobes (Chubut)OP108 closed
Cerro Condor (Chubut)OP45 closed
Los Colorados (La Rioja)OP55 closed
TOTAL 2,505* 
Type: UG = underground, OP = open pit
* as of end 1998 (inconsistencies to be clarified)
Source: Uranium 1999, OECD 2000; UMH I p.45 (1995); CNEA 2001

 

Waste Rock

LocationNo. of HeapsArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
TOTAL 
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Heap Leaching Waste

LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Don Otto (Salta)7.50.31 closed
Los Gigantes (Córdoba)5.02.4 closed [ISSUES]
La Estela (San Luis)1.0 closed
San Rafael (Mendoza)8.41.9 operating
Los Adobes (Chubut)7.00.145 closed
Los Colorados (La Rioja)0.14 closed
TOTAL 
Sources: Uranium 1997, IAEA 1998; UMH I p.45 (1995); OECD 1999; UNSCEAR 1993; CNEA 2001

 

Mill Tailings

LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Malargüe (Mendoza)3.00.71 closed, reclamation planned [ISSUES]
TOTAL 
Sources: Uranium 1997, IAEA 1998; UMH I p.45 (1995); OECD 1999; UNSCEAR 1993; CNEA 2001


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Mines · Waste Rock · Heap Leaching Waste · Mill Tailings


Uranium Mines

LocationTypeNo. of ShaftsTotal Production [t U]Status
Osamu Utsumi (Minas Gerais)OP1,030* closed [ISSUES]
Lagoa Real (Bahia)OP, HL operating
Type: UG = underground, OP = open pit, HL = heap leaching
* as of end 1998
Source: Uranium 1999, OECD 2000; UMH II V.2 p.39 (1998); OECD 1999

 

Waste Rock

LocationNo. of HeapsArea
ha
Volume
106 m3
Status
Osamu Utsumi (Minas Gerais)5172.645 closed
Lagoa Real (Bahia) operating
TOTAL 
Sources: UMH II V.2 p.39 (1998); OECD 1999

 

Heap Leaching Waste

LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Lagoa Real (Bahia) operating
Sources:

 

Mill Tailings

LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Poços de Caldas (Minas Gerais)232.45 closed
TOTAL 
Sources: UMH II V.2 p.39 (1998); OECD 1999

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