Uranium Mining in Namibia: The Mystery Behind 'Low Level Radiation'

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Uranium Mining in Namibia: The Mystery Behind 'Low Level Radiation'

Description

The increase in uranium mining projects will certainly lead to more employment opportunities for Namibia and for The Erongo region in particular and there will be potential inflow of migrants into Erongo. Based on conversations with some residents of Arandis a number of people have already moved into Arandis after The opening of The Langer Heinrich uranium mine and other exploration projects taking place in The area - The pressure on The provision of facilities and services such as housing,schools, and hospitals will increase. It is therefore expected that The national and regional government expect companies to assist in improving existing basic services and setting up additional infrastructures as part of The conditions for investment - on The other hand, despite its contribution to GDP, mining has short-term benefits, but long-term consequences - Our findings reveal that The negative effects on The health and social organization of The community of Arandis are already astonishing - Namibia therefore needs a clear strategy to evaluate The sustainability, ethics and responsibility of external investment in The extractive sectors. with The support of civil society and The community, The government should be able to develop The capacity to design appropriate strategies on how to deal with uranium as a mineral resource

Creator

Hilma Shindondola-Mote

Publisher

Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI)

Date

2009

Rights

© Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI)

Format

PDF

Language

English

Files

http://namibia.leadr.msu.edu/files/original/96257f12882ba2d3968cf83db6fbe6dc.pdf

Citation

Hilma Shindondola-Mote, “Uranium Mining in Namibia: The Mystery Behind 'Low Level Radiation',” Namibia Digital Repository, accessed July 13, 2024, https://namibiadigitalrepository.com/items/show/459.

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