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.
- Political failure inflames eastern EU's uranium problem - EUobserver, 16 March 2016
- Soviet uranium legacy blights eastern EU - EUobserver, 15 March 2016
- FATAL EXPOSURE: The Destructive Force of Uranium Mining in Post-communist Europe - LINX, 22nd January 2016