The purpose of NOAH's Uranium Group is to provide information on the nuclear fuel chain, including the environmental, energy, foreign and security policy consequences of uranium extraction, processing, transport and trade, as well as nuclear waste disposal.

NOAH's Uranium Group has a large number of collaborators in Denmark, Greenland, Sweden, Germany, Holland, Australia, etc.

All the entries in the list below are in English.
They can also be found on our Danish page together with a large number of entries in Danish.


Uranium mining in Greenland

NOAH's Uranium Group aims at educational and information activities in Greenland and Denmark in order to help reintroducing Greenlandic uranium-zero tolerance. The group actively engages members and networks in both places.

Press releases, publications, news etc.

 

2019

Press release: The Owner of the Kvanefjeld Mining Project Undermines Greenland’s Environmental Standards  (21 September 2019)

Decision GML complaint 2019-09-06  (6 September 2019)

Kvanefjeld Project. Environmental Impact Assessment (24 August 2019)

 

2018

Greenland Mineral and Energy's EIA report (VVM rapport) October 2018 (17. oktober 2018)  New version

Greenland Mineral and Energy's EIA report (VVM rapport) September 2018 (15. oktober 2018)

 Kvanefjeld Mining Project Endangers UNESCO World Heritage Site (8 August 2018)

 

2017

The Kvanefjeld project does not meet Greenland’s Mineral Resources Act’s environmental and climate requirements (10 March 2017)

2016

Greenland’s Parliament votes down referendum on uranium mining (25 May 2016)

NOAH activist demonstrates 24/7 against uranium mining in front of Greenland’s Parliament (17 May 2016)

Referendum on uranium mining in Greenland must include the Kvanefjeld project (25 April 2016) 

Greenlandic-Danish uranium agreement threatens public health and the environment (23 February 2016)

Uranium in Greenland: Risky business - Article in Arctic Journal (12 February 2016)

2015

Breach of faith regarding referendum on the Kvanefjeld mining project (16 December 2015)

Controversial Uranium Mine in Greenland Close to Deal - Article in Worldwatch Institute Europe’s Newsletter (19 August 2015)

31 July 2015: Demonstration – URANI NAAMIK, messages from abroad:

Messages from Helen Caldicott and Jan willem Storm van Leeuwen

2014

The prospect of uranium mining in Greenland might be over - Article in Nuclear Monitor (2 October 2014)

Uranium in Greenland: The government aims at undermining environmental rights (10 July 2014)

New report confirms that the Kvanefjeld mining project is not sustainable (28 April 2014)

International conferences in Nuuk and Copenhagen document that uranium mining is not sustainable (27 March 2014)

2013

International support for the zero-tolerance-politics on uranium (26. april 2013)

Rare earth elements can be extracted in Greenland without uranium (11. marts 2013)

J.W. Storm van Leeuwens report on Kuannersuit/Kvanefjeldet


The Danish Nuclear  Waste

NOAH's Uranium Group has been engaged in the ongoing process of finding a repository for the Danish nuclear waste in recognition that the final waste concept for the long-term radioactive waste was not appropriate.

Press releases etc.

2017

16 October 2017: Government proposal on nuclear waste disposal is a victory for the environment

2015

30 October 2015: The Danish nuclear waste management process must be improved - Feature-article in Ingeniøren

26 March 2015: International waste conference indicates that the Danish final repository project for low and intermediate level radioactive waste is problematic

16 March 2015: Danish Decommissioning and The Danish Ministry of Health cancel participation in international nuclear waste conference

2014

1 December 2014: Öko-Institut criticises the Danish final repository project for low and intermediate level radioactive waste from Risø National Laboratory

3. november 2014: Journey to the Safest Place on Earth


Short chronology of the Danish decision-making process for the future management of nuclear waste (fra 13. marts 2003 til 3. juli 2014)


EURATOM and Energy Policy in the EU

NOAH's Uranium Group engages in European energy policy, focusing on the abolition or reform of the EURATOM Treaty and the promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

2018

18. juni 2018: Energy Transition in Europe: Options for Constitutional Reform - Conference Documentation

2016

22 December 2016: The new EU energy package is not sufficient

2005
Website from the International Conference on EURATOM 23 September 2005


October 2017: WISE International publishes the report Climate Change and Nuclear Power by J.W. Storm van Leeuwen 


NOAH's Uranium Group was established 7 May 2014. The group is set to continue the cooperation between NOAH's Energy and Climate Group and SustainableEnergy, The Danish Ecocouncil and Avataq (Greenland).

The Uranium Group is also in other ways the successor to the work done by NOAH's Energy and Climate Group on nuclear issues in the previous decades.

Members of the group as of May 2019

Arnavaraq Simigaq Heilmann (Grønland)

Erik Jensen (Greenland)

Falke Thue Mikailsen (Denmark)

Hans Pedersen (Danmark)

Niels Henrik Hooge (Denmark)

Palle Bendsen, (Denmark) contact: palle(at)noah.dk, tel. +45 30 13 76 95

Varste M. Berndtsson (Greenland)