The EU's member states' focus on energy independence is putting at risk the environment and the health of its citizens, due to the bloc’s continued exploitation of European uranium resources.

National and local authorities show scant respect towards health and environmental risks when overseeing uranium mining and the rehabilitation of closed uranium mines.

There is no comprehensive and accurate data and monitoring on the quality of life of the population living close to current and former uranium mines, while wild animals live among and feed from ponds containing waste and from dump-heaps resulted from these mines. Meanwhile hundreds of millions of euros have been spent to close uranium mines with little effect.

A cross-border investigation spanning four countries: Romania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Germany.

Adrian Mogoş

Adrian Mogoş is a freelance journalist from Romania.

Michael Bird

Michael Bird is an award-winning journalist and writer based in Bucharest, Romania.

Michael Bird

Cristian-Iohan Ștefănescu

Cristian-Iohan Ștefănescu is a freelance journalist working in Köln and Bonn.

Grant of €5.200, allocated on 11/06/2014

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