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Berezovoye uranium deposit development environmental safety was discussed in the Trans-Baikal Region
Under the previously adopted concept, ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. implements measures for the development of small-scale uranium deposits in the Trans-Baikal Territory – Berezovoye and Gornoyeе. Reserves approved by the State Commission in 2010 are 8 thous.tons. At present, design documentation of the uranium heap leaching plant is being drafted based on Berezovoye deposit. One of the advantages of such production is a possibility to use standard design solutions in future.
In accordance with the requirement of legislation public hearings were held on July 3, 2015 in the Uletovskiy district of the Trans-Baikal Territory based on the environmental impact assessment materials “Pilot Heap Leaching Plant on Berezovoye Deposit”. Over 100 people took part in hearings, including representatives of the government of the Trans-Baikal government, administrations of the Uletovskiy district and Leninskoye rural settlement, independent experts, public men and journalists.
During the event, specialists of JSC Gornoe Uranium Mining Company presented environmental assessment as well as a monitoring program and environmental safety measures.
“At all project implementation stages we focus on unconditional compliance with the requirements of Russian environmental legislation and international regulations. To assure environmental safety and take care of environmental measurs is our main mission - comments Vladimir Razumov, director of JSC Gornoe Uranium Mining Company.
We focused on the future plant’s importance for the social-economic development of the area. Signigicant trends include tax deductions in the budget, infrastructural object development, creation of around 300 jobs with young speciliast training and education. Under obligations fixed by the Agreement on Cooperation with the administration of Uletovskiy district, JSC Gornoe Uranium Mining Company annually remits funds for the maintenance and development of important social objects.
The minutes of hearings was published on the official web-site of the administration of Uletovskiy district and wil be included in the list of documents required for obtaining State Environmental Expertise approval and for passing the Main State Expertise.