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Establishment of Uranium Mining and Processing Operations in the Context of Sustainable Development

IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NF-T-1.1

English STI/PUB/1401 ¦ 978-92-0-104409-9

68 pages ¦ 7 figures ¦ € 30.00 ¦ Date published: 2009

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This publication provides guidance to Member States in the debate surrounding sustainable development in the uranium mining industry. It outlines the criteria necessary for sustainable development, analyses social and economic factors and refers to the role of governance in resolving conflicting demands.The publication includes a chapter with case studies which provides stakeholders with practical information and historical examples of experience gained from introducing uranium mining and processing operations to an area, and the subsequent effects of mine closure.

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