Energy Resources of Australia Limited (ERA) has released the Ranger Mine Closure Plan, setting the path for progressive rehabilitation over the next decade.
Under current operational approval, ERA is permitted to undertake mining and milling activities in the Ranger Project Area until 2021, with final rehabilitation and closure activities permitted until 8 January 2026.
The Ranger Mine Closure Plan incorporates numerous rounds of feedback following a rigorous 18 month stakeholder consultation process including discussions with the Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation and the Northern Land Council, as representatives of the Mirarr Traditional Owners, and Northern Territory and Federal Government agencies.
The Plan takes into consideration that ERA will continue to reliably supply its customers with uranium oxide processed from existing stockpiles until late 2020, ahead of mine operations ceasing in January 2021.
Click on the links below to read each chapter of the Ranger Mine Closure Plan.
Executive Summary (PDF, 6 MB)
Table of Contents (PDF, 182 KB)
Chapter 1 – Introduction, purpose and scope (PDF, 1 MB)
Chapter 2 – Environmental setting (PDF, 2 MB)
Chapter 3 – Project overview (PDF, 1 MB)
Chapter 4 – Final land use (PDF, 118 KB)
Chapter 5 – Stakeholder engagement (PDF, 397 KB)
Chapter 6 – Closure criteria (PDF, 901 KB)
Chapter 7 – Supporting studies (PDF, 11 MB)
Chapter 8 – Best practicable technology (PDF, 7 MB)
Chapter 9 – Risk assessment and management (PDF, 2 MB)
Chapter 10 – Implementation (PDF, 12 MB)
Chapter 11 – Closure monitoring (PDF, 844 KB)
Chapter 12 – Management of information and data (PDF, 109 KB)
Glossary, abbreviations and list of contributors (PDF, 152 KB)
Reference List (PDF, 168 KB)