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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Swakop Uranium Environmental Impact Assessment Meeting On The Change of Tailings Facilities

For your information below, please note that there will be a public meeting regarding the changing of a tailings facility of the Swakop Uranium Husab Mine as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment process.  Since tailings are full of radioactive and hazardous waste and chemicals, they are a major environmental and health concern over the long term.  It is important for the people to have a say in what gets done with these tailings and as a Registered Interested and Affected Party your comments must be considered in accordance with the Environmental Management Act.  If you are not already a Registered Interested and Affected Party, please become one by contacting:

Werner Petrick
Environmental Assessment Practitioner
SLR Consulting (Namibia) (Pty) Ltd

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In addition, please be aware that there will be a public meeting by Swakop Uranium and SLR Consulting which any member of the public is welcome to attend.  Please see the details below from the proponent:

Dear Sir/Madam

As a result of the design optimisation phase of the Husab Project, Swakop Uranium has determined that the uranium recovery can be improved by grinding the ore to a finer size. Although the finer grind results in a higher uranium recovery, the tailings can no longer be disposed of as dry tailings. A dedicated tailings storage facility is therefore required.  This structure did not form part of the original Husab mine EIA, which means that an amendment is required. The finer grind has furthermore resulted in changes in the process and plant layout.

You have been identified as an interested and/or affected party (IAP) who may want to be informed about the proposed Swakop Uranium amendment and/or provide input into the environmental impact assessment process.

Attached is a background information document (BID) prepared by SLR Environmental Consulting (Namibia) for information-sharing purposes. In addition, two scoping meetings have been arranged to explain the proposed changes. The meeting details are:


Meeting in Windhoek
Meeting in Swakopmund
Date:
7 May 2012
8 May 2012
Venue:
Namibia Scientific Society
Robert Mugabe Ave. 110
Alte Brücke Conference Centre
Strand Street South
Time:
15:00
18:00

For any further information please contact the undersigned.

Regards,

Werner Petrick
Environmental Assessment Practitioner
SLR Consulting (Namibia) (Pty) Ltd

Email:
Mobile:
Tel:


Fax:

SLR Namibia
House Schumacher
6 Tobias Hainyeko Street
Swakopmund
Namibia

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