Powerful Yellow Monster Part 1- Uranium in Europe

Photos by Peter Deihl Open pit mine Ronneburg, Germany Uranium mill tailings deposit in Bellezane open pit mine Haute-Vienne, France Open pit mine Le Bosc, Herault, France
Photos by Peter Deihl
Open pit mine Ronneburg, Germany
Uranium mill tailings deposit in Bellezane open pit mine Haute-Vienne, France Open pit mine Le Bosc, Herault, France

 

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 In the Ore Mountains at Ronneburg, Germany, depths of 2000 metres were reached; due to the high temperatures at these depths, the mines had to be air conditioned at high cost.

In Bulgaria, a total of 2.5 million tonnes of sulphuric acid was injected into the ore deposits treated by in-situ leaching. Some in-situ leaching facilities are located close to drinking water wells. It seems that the environmental impacts of in-situ leaching of uranium have not drawn much attention so far in Bulgaria.

Peter Deihl – WISE Uranium Project 

 

The seams of uranium in Europe are mirrored by myths of river serpents and dragons such as the legendary Tarasque.  This dragon breathed flames and devoured the unsuspecting.
The seams of uranium in Europe are mirrored by myths of river serpents and dragons such as the legendary Tarasque. This dragon breathed flames and devoured the unsuspecting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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