Urgeiriça mine received technical visit

| 26 January 2024

Urgeiriça Mine received a technical visit as part of the “Regional Training Course on prevention and mitigation methods for protection against radon exposure in buildings”, an event organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

This event, hosted by the Government of Portugal and co-organized by the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra between January 22nd and 26th, was exclusive to national and international professionals linked to radon monitoring, construction industry, regulatory authorities and research centres. The course allowed participants to gain skills in radon prevention and mitigation methodologies, as well as risk communication.

Exposure to radiation in buildings can and should be monitored and controlled. For this purpose, the safety standards of the International Atomic Energy Agency were presented during the course, generally used to implement preventive measures and corrective actions against radon exposure.

At the same time, it was possible for participants to update information on safety and quality protocols, radioactive materials, radon prevention and remediation projects in buildings, but also to acquire greater technical skills in risk communication and public involvement.

In the extensive program of presentations, EDM had the opportunity to participate with the theme “Urgeiriça Uranium Legacy Site and Buildings and Dwellings Remediation” and present the progressive development in this area, within the scope of the technical visit to the Former Mining Area of ​​Urgeiriça.

Among 43 participants, from 22 Member States, there was an opportunity to learn about the mining area, in addition to the entire environmental recovery intervention carried out in the region, contributing to the protection of the environment and the population.

A good national and international example in the remediation of former radioactive mining areas and in the mitigation of radon in buildings.

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