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Health effects of ionising radiation - Conference in Ulm

Written By: Website Admin | Published: July-18-2014 | Category: NUCLEAR
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The Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) invited Mariette Liefferink to speak at its expert conference on the environmental and social impacts of uranium mining in South Africa. The CEO of the FSE presented a paper on the environmental, health and social impacts of the reclamation of uraniferous tailings within the Witwatersrand goldfields du...

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Hope springs (not) eternal in spat over toxic sludge

Website Admin June-24-2014

by Zwanga Mukhuthu of M&GFears that a facility to treat acid mine drainage could contaminate plants, animals and people. Government is forging ahead with a R1-billion project for th...

Gold group lambasted

Website Admin June-18-2014

An environmental and civil rights group has implicated a West Rand-based gold mining company in several alleged contraventions of environmental legislation. ...

Criminal charges laid against Mintails for environmental noncompliance

Website Admin May-26-2014

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Environmental lobby group the Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE) has laid criminal charges against tailings extractor Mintails for noncompliance to i...

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New Study: Coal is a Killer

Written By: Website Admin | Published: July-18-2014

eMalahleni, Highveld, South Africa, 3 July 2014 – While Eskom awaits decisions from the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) on its applications for postponement (in many cases, effectively exemption) to meet minimum emission standards for its coal-fired power stations, a ne...

COMMENTS / PARTICIPATION

Comment: reclamation of the Soweto Dumps


The FSE comments on the proposed reclamation of the Soweto Cluster Surface Dumps.   ...

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Comment on EIA: Magazynskraal Mine


The Federation for a Sustainable Environment has commented on the EIA for the proposed establishment of a platinum mine by the applicant Ric...

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Wonderfonteinspruit - the unaddressed questions


Notwithstanding the establishment of the Wonderfonteinspruit Regulators Steering Committee on the 21st of December 2007 and  admirable inten...

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FSE’s Preliminary Response to Platmin’s Note For Investors


FSE’s Preliminary Response to Platmin’s Note For Investors For Information Posted On The Platmin’s Website On The 16 January 2013While cogni...

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Open Letter to Platmin


The FSE considers it its moral and social duty to respond to the statements made by Platmin to the news media, the relevant organs of state ...

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Tailings Storage Facility


It has been noted, not without serious concern that the Project will result in: The loss of a wetlands system and that no mitigation meth...

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RESEARCH / REPORTS

July 2014 Report


Report on the activities and engagements of the FSE for the month of July 2014.  ...

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June 2014 Report


A list of activities and engagements for the Federation for a Sustainable Environment in the month of June 2014.   ...

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May 2014 Report


A list of activities and engagements of the FSE for the month of May 2014.  ...

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Uranium Mining: Impact on Health & Environment


"It is not uncommon for African governments to exploit the poor and marginalized for perceived gains in the interest of the strong multinati...

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Dust Management in Gold Mining Regions


A critical evaluation of the challenges facing dust management within gold mining regions of South Africa  by JJ Martins Extract:...

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January 2014 Report


An abridged report (not inclusive of all the activities) of some of the FSE’s activities during January, 2014 which may be of interest or re...

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JOURNALISTS / WRITERS

CEO

Mariette Liefferink

CEO of the Federation for a Sustainable Environment

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sheree

Sheree Bege

Writer at the Saturday Star; specialising in environmental news.

elise

Elise Templehoff

Elise Tempelhoff writes for "Beeld", and is known for well-researched articles. 

She ensures there are follow up stories - so important in environmental jo

CER

Centre for Environmental Rights

The Centre for Environmental Rights is a non-profit company and law clinic based in Cape Town. The Centre was established in October 2009 by eight civil society org

sipho

Sipho Kings

Sipho Kings is the person the Mail & Guardian sends to places when people’s environment is collapsing. This leads him from mine dumps to sewage flowing down s

Mining and Water

"Waste from gold mines constitutes the largest single source of waste and pollution in South Africa… Acid mine drainage may continue for many years after mines are closed and tailings dams decommissioned"

-Mariette Liefferink

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