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(last updated 23 July 2009)

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Mines

Uranium mines - Spain
LocationTypeNo. of ShaftsTotal Production
[t U]
Status
Fe / De (Saelices el Chico)OP, HL closed (since 1 Jan 2001)
La Haba (Badajoz)OP, HL restoration ongoing
+ 23 other mines closed
TOTAL4,451* 
Type: UG = underground, OP = open pit, HL = heap leaching
* as of end 1998
Source: Uranium 1999, OECD 2000; EUR16885 (1996); IAEA-TECDOC-824 p.73 (1995); IAEA-TECDOC-939 p.80 (1997)


Waste Rock

Uranium waste rock deposits - Spain
LocationNo. of HeapsArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
La Haba (Badajoz)8 stabilized
Elefante / Saelices el Chico??44?
Quercus / Saelices el Chico??24?
?????
TOTAL 
Sources: IAEA-TECDOC-824 p.73 (1995); NEA 2002


Heap Leaching Waste

Uranium heap leaching waste deposits - Spain
LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Elefante (Saelices el Chico)277.233 reclamation ongoing
Quercus (Saelices el Chico)80.186 closed (since 1 Jan 2001)
La Haba (Badajoz)-0.33 relocated to open pit and tailings dam
TOTAL357.749 
Sources: EUR16885 (1996); IAEA-TECDOC-982 (1997)


Mill Tailings

Uranium Mill Tailings Deposits - Spain
LocationArea
ha
Contents
106 t
Status
Quercus (Saelices el Chico)200.128 closed (since 1 Jan 2001) [ISSUES]
Fabrica de Uranio de Andújar14.51.2 remediated
Lobo-G (La Haba)40.08 remediation ongoing
TOTAL38.51.408 
Sources: EUR16885 (1996); IAEA-TECDOC-982 (1997)

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