Ranger mine decommission process

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Ranger mine decommission process

Post by Matt Flynn » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:56 pm

Ranger uranium mine is in Kakadu on the East Alligator River. Is it being closed in a responsible manner that ensures the health of the river?

Here is an ECNT submission from July on the closure of Ranger uranium mine ... http://ecnt.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2 ... anavan.pdf



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Re: Ranger mine decommission process

Post by al57 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:36 pm

was out there a few weeks ago on our trip ,i dont think they can possibly close the mine down as jabiru is its life line ,even though the town is looking reqally shabby at the moment it would be a monumental task putting it back to the way it was .also talking to a pretty big bussiness man in darwin and he was saying that Ranger had found another huge vain out there .

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Post by NinjaFish » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:56 pm

It's the 3-deeps project and it's ready to roll more or less and has been since 2015.

I think it's all well played out smoke and mirrors so far to the reporting media and I believe it will continue well into the future although there are reports of the operating company wanting to go green! - in other words, remove themselves from the context and risk of such a resource that may possibly cost more in environmental infections that outweigh the return on investment.

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Post by al57 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:22 pm

i wouldnt like to think the process in removing and making good all the mine and town infrastructure out there if they did close down .that would years in the doing by itself

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Post by qiksix » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:04 pm

It's starting to happen as we speak. It wrapping up without a doubt.

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Post by al57 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:19 am

looking at the mine infrastructure its huge on google earth ,i think also its a bluff they wont do it too much invested

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Post by qiksix » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:53 am

35 year old infrastructure! It will all end up in the hole!

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Post by Finatic2 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:02 pm

Pretty sure that anything that the mine built is supposed to be returned to natural state, including the town. That would be something to go and watch...
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Post by fff1964 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:58 am

The town will keep mostly anything it wants and the rest will be up to the mine to get rid of.

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Post by NinjaFish » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:26 am

Considering that most equipment needs decontaminating before leaving site it's inevitable that most machinery and infrastructure would be buried forever deep.

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Post by fff1964 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:04 am

Their not interested in the mine gear.

All the town infrastructure Oh and the power station .............mmm no power no air con.

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Post by al57 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:02 pm

yes will be interesting if the power source goes .and they have to invest in solar or what ever at their cost .i just cant see this happening when they have a new vein to explore and keep the mine going .if it ever does jabiru will be one of those ghost towns you see on the tele in the mid west of USA.just tumble weeds rolling up the street

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Re: Ranger mine decommission process

Post by NinjaFish » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:54 am

What brought this on in a big hurry? :rofl:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-13/ ... e/10710968

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Re: Ranger mine decommission process

Post by fff1964 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:59 am

Yep
Could see that coming gotta get money from somewhere now the cash cow is put out to pasture.

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