The President of the Inter-Municipal Community of Beiras and Serra Da Estrela (Cim-Bse) Welcomed the Announcement of the Decision to Abandon the Uranium Mine Project near the Border with Spain.
The Spanish government confirmed on Monday that it had abandoned the uranium mine project in Alameda de Gardón in the Salamanca region, about 10 kilometers from the border with Portugal, explaining that the developer had not submitted the necessary documentation in order to move forward with the project.
CIM-BSE president Carlos Filipe Camelo, who is also mayor of Seia, said that the mining project worried the entity because of its proximity to the municipalities of Almeida and Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo.
"It was a concern that we had for some time to this part and without a doubt we rejoice with what may be the position taken by the Spanish Government," he said.
Carlos Filipe Camelo also said that that Intermunicipal Community will be attentive to the unfolding of the situation, claiming that "precautions and broths of chicken, as the people say, have never hurt anyone."
The Alameda de Gardón mine is one of Barkeley's three most advanced developments, which has an open-pit uranium exploration project that occupies about 450 hectares in the Salamanca region of Spain.
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