(miningnamibia) 19 March. Rio Tinto's Rössing Uranium Mine has submitted the Social and Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA) on its expansion project to the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism for consideration.
Marie Hoadley, Public Participation manager of the Rössing Uranium Mine Expansion Project said today that if the ministry's decision is positive, a clearance will be issued and the project will be able to proceed.
The final SEIA Report can be downloaded from Rössing Uranium’s website, www.rossing.com
Hoadley said the the scoping stage of the second phase of the SEIA process has commenced and a draft of the scoping report will soon be made available for public comment.
Rio Tinto approved the US$112 million expansion plan for Rössing Uranium mine in December 2005. The expansion is expected to increase the production life of the mine to 2016.