SA National Nuclear Regulator neglects radioactive mine dumps threatening the health of thousands | Daily Maverick

Read the full article here. “While Gwede Mantashe is punting nuclear power to solve South Africa’s energy crisis, the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR), the organisation responsible for monitoring nuclear safety and harm from radiation, has dropped the ball. Evidence provided to DM168 by environmental activists, scientists and academics shows how the NNR has failed to […]

Ongoing weak governance at the nuclear reactor

CAPE ARGUS | NEWSBy Mwangi Githathu | published Nov 9, 2020 The lack of a civil society representative on the National Nuclear Regulator’s board is ‘contributing to ongoing weak governance at the nuclear reactor’. Picture: Henk Kruger/African News Agency (ANA) Cape Town – Concerns by the Koeberg Alert Alliance and the Southern African Faith Communities’ […]

The battle over uranium: Just how bad is it?

One of the most abundant heavy metals in the earth’s crust, uranium is a known radiological element and toxin. It is also a major by-product of gold mining, historically one of South Africa’s greatest economic undertakings. The country additionally began mining specifically for uranium in 1949, primarily for export to the United States and other […]

The Benchmark Institute Report

The persistent activism of Mariette Liefferink, the C.E.O. of the Federation for a Sustainable Environment has kept the media attention on the impact of uranium and gold mining on the Wonderfonteinspruit catchment area for a number of years.

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