Kuriskova mine

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Kurišková uranium deposit
Location
Location Košice
Region Košice Region
Country Slovakia
Production
Products Uranium
Owner
Company European Uranium Resources
Private

The Kurišková uranium deposit is claimed to be one of the largest uranium deposits in Slovakia.[1] The deposit is located in close neighborhoods (6 km) of the city of Košice in Košice Region in the recreational area known as Jahodná, which makes eventual uranium mining there in future extremely risky. Since 2006 the deposit has been explored by European Uranium Resources (formerly known as Tournigan Energy) through its local daughter company Ludovika Energy with a prospect of future uranium mining, however, the activity was greeted with a strong resistance and a series of continuing protests of local people.[2] The strong resistance of local inhabitants against uranium mining near Košice even led to Slovakia's biggest-ever environmental petition supported by Greenpeace, which has been signed by more than 113,000 people and 41 towns and cities all over the country.[3] According to Ludovika Energy, Kurišková has an annual production capacity of over 1.8 million pounds of ore, reserves amounting to 32.55 million pounds of ore grading 0.3865% uranium thus resulting 56.98 tonnes of uranium but these numbers are questionable since they have not been proved as correct by any neutral authority.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kuriskova Uranium Deposit". mining-technology.com. 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 
  2. ^ "Košice: Activists protest against uranium mining in Jahodná again". spectator.sme.sk. 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  3. ^ "113,488 say ‘no’ to uranium mining in Slovakia". http://www.greenpeace.org. 2009. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 

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