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Preparation of a Safety and Environmental Impact Assessment and Design of Remediation Works for Uranium Tailings at AMCO Site, Zambia

  • Uwe Walter
  • Rolf Zurl
  • Michael Paul
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Abstract

The Government of the Republic of Zambia has obtained the support of the World Bank and the Nordic Development Fund for the Copperbelt Environment Project (CEP), to address the environmental liabilities and obligations which have remained with ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc. (ZCCM-IH) and the Government of the Republic of Zambia following the sale of mining assets. The Consortium WISUTEC – C&E with assistance of local consultants has been contracted by ZCCM-IH to implement this project. The scope of this assignment is to assist ZCCM-IH Environmental Coordination Unit (ZECU) to develop strategies and protocols for mitigating environmental impacts emanating from AMCO’s uranium tailings for the sitting, design, operations and closure of the proposed AMCO uranium tailings waste management facility.

Keywords

Radon Concentration Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Liability Tailing Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Uwe Walter
    • 1
  • Rolf Zurl
    • 2
  • Michael Paul
    • 3
  1. 1.WISUTEC GmbHChemnitzGermany
  2. 2.C&E Consulting und Engineering GmbHChemnitzGermany
  3. 3.Wismut GmbHChemnitzGermany

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