Thu, 20/03/2014 - 17:22

Greenlandic ministers visit uranium mine in Australia

Two members of the Government of Greenland visited Australia in February to find inspiration in the Australian mining industry and environmental protection. Also members of the mining committee of the Greenland Parliament took part in the trip.

The Greenlandic politicians visit included the uranium mine Olympic Dam, where also copper, gold and silver is mined, and they also got the impression of the living conditions in the nearby town of Roxy Downs.

The Cabinet in Nuuk is currently preparing rules and regulation for future mining of uranium resources in Greenland. At a series of meetings with Australian authorities the delegation archived insight into the Australian legislation and administration on uranium mining. The Greenlandic ministers describe the visit as successful .

- The overall impression from Australia is an extensive and good governance that meets theinternational best practice in legislation at both central and decentralized levels . Both the central and the local authorities attach great importance to the daily exercise of authority and supervision of mining, transport and export at a high international standard. The Australian authorities have been very welcoming and they all offered assistance and advice to Greenland in the further work, the two Greenlandic ministers write in a press release.

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