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Oct/17

Technical visit of the XXXVII CAP of the APG to Urgeiriça

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| 23 October 2017

The XXXVII CAP – Refresher Course for Teachers of Geosciences “The Teaching of Earth Sciences as an Engine for Development”, promoted by the Portuguese Association of Geologists in conjunction with the University of Coimbra, by the Department of Natural Radioactivity, had the former mining area of Urgeiriça as the latest technical visit site, in its various infrastructures resulting from the complex process of environmental remediation that EDM has been implementing in connection with the environmental remediation of degraded mining areas.

The technical session held on 15 October 2017 began with the lecture “The Environmental Remediation of Ancient Uranium Mining – The Problem with the Natural Fund” given by Prof. Dr. Alcides Pereira, and then the following talk took place: “The Environmental Remediation Program of the Former Mines of Radioactive Minerals”, given by Eng. Rui Pinto of EDM.

The XXXVII CAP ended with a visit to the area of the old Urgeiriça mine to observe some of the environmental remediation measures and their monitoring.