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Ranger mine decommission process

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:26 pm
by Matt Flynn
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

Re: Ranger mine decommission process

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:07 pm
by Matt Flynn
Bit of history here on the various Alligator Rivers mines, Ranger is on the East Alligator, some old mines on the South Alligator ... http://www.environment.gov.au/science/s ... ium-mining

Re: Ranger mine decommission process

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:06 pm
by al57
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 .

Re: Ranger mine decommission process

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:26 pm
by NinjaFish
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.

Just saying:)

Re: Ranger mine decommission process

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:52 pm
by al57
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

Re: Ranger mine decommission process

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:34 pm
by qiksix
It's starting to happen as we speak. It wrapping up without a doubt.

Re: Ranger mine decommission process

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:49 am
by al57
looking at the mine infrastructure its huge on google earth ,i think also its a bluff they wont do it too much invested

Re: Ranger mine decommission process

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:23 pm
by qiksix
35 year old infrastructure! It will all end up in the hole!

Re: Ranger mine decommission process

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:32 pm
by Finatic2
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...

Re: Ranger mine decommission process

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:28 am
by fff1964
The town will keep mostly anything it wants and the rest will be up to the mine to get rid of.

Re: Ranger mine decommission process

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:56 am
by NinjaFish
Considering that most equipment needs decontaminating before leaving site it's inevitable that most machinery and infrastructure would be buried forever deep.

Re: Ranger mine decommission process

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:34 am
by fff1964
Their not interested in the mine gear.

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

Re: Ranger mine decommission process

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:32 pm
by al57
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

Re: Ranger mine decommission process

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:24 pm
by NinjaFish
What brought this on in a big hurry? :rofl:

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

Re: Ranger mine decommission process

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:29 pm
by fff1964
Yep
Could see that coming gotta get money from somewhere now the cash cow is put out to pasture.