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Community & Environment
Read the preliminary reports from the independent consultants who examine consequences for the environment and health of construction and operation of a mine at Kvanefjeld near Narsaq.
The reports are available as PDFs. Click here to download:
GME hosts a public meeting in Narsaq
Greenland Minerals and Energy is committed to operating to the highest environmental standards in all levels of the exploration, mining and rehabilitation processes. In Greenland, the Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum (BMP) sets guidelines for the preparation of Assessment of Effects on the Environment (EIA) for the reporting of mineral exploration in Greenland. The EIA report must cover the entire investigation period from mine development before the mine begins operations to its closure and subsequent monitoring period. A key element of the EIA is the environmental baseline studies that determine the environmental standard before any start-up of mining activity .
Summer in Qaqortoq
Greenland Minerals and Energy has contracted with Orbicon, a Danish engineering company, to conduct the environmental baseline studies. Orbicon specializes in EIA studies. In addition to data collected since 2007, the environmental baseline studies will be based on additional data corresponding to six years of study, carried out by the Danish Atomic Energy Commission during their studies at Kvanefjeldet in 1970 and 1980's, before Greenland Minerals and Energy initiated the project. This will ensure that baseline studies are robust and represent accurately the state before any kind of disturbance related to mineral extraction. The baseline study addresses three key components: 1) chemical and toxicological aspects ( pollution), 2 ) disturbing aspects (impact on plant and animal population ) and 3) local use study and local knowledge.