Visit by the EU to the Castelejo and Urgeiriça Mines
On 12 September, the EDM Environmental Unit (EU) went on a working visit to the site where the ongoing environmental restoration of the former mining area of Castelejo was being performed (Gouveia county) and to the decontamination works of the Uranium Chemical Treatment Works of Urgeiriça (municipality of Nelas).
They were therefore able to observe and monitor the development of these important works that will lead to the resolution of two significant environmental liabilities arising from old radioactive mining operations.
Chemical Treatment Plant buildings at Urgeiriça
These works are part of EDM’s vast intervention plan across the country for the environmental rehabilitation of old abandoned mining areas, in which approximately thirty million euros have currently been invested.