Uranium mining in Donegal : economic bonanza or environmental blight?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10759/620622
Title:
Uranium mining in Donegal : economic bonanza or environmental blight?
Author:
Gallagher, Danny
Abstract:
This Thesis discusses the inherent conflict that exists between development of potential mineral - resources and protection of the environment. It specifically reviews the Uranium exploration that took place in County Donegal in the late Seventies and early Eighties, and highlights various milestones that occurred, and also a number of shortfalls in the decision making process that happened on both sides. The body of Legistlation and Regulations as it existed then is examined, and also its evolution by way of the E P A Act, EIA / EIS process and the Integrated Pollution Control Licensing requirements. The interface between the Community, Developer and Planning Authority is analysed as well as the role that politics plays in such situations in Ireland Finally, a number of recommendations are put forward in order to help streamline the decision - making process, not only in the possible case of future Uranium - Mining in Donegal, but also other extractive minerals development in other parts of Ireland.
Supervisor:
Timpson, Pat, Dr.
Citation:
Gallagher, Danny (1997) Uranium mining in Donegal : economic bonanza or environmental blight? M. Sc., Institute of Technology, Sligo.
Issue Date:
1997
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10759/620622
Type:
Master Thesis (taught)
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Theses - Science ITS

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dc.contributor.advisorTimpson, Pat, Dr.en
dc.contributor.authorGallagher, Dannyen
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-28T19:51:40Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-28T19:51:40Z-
dc.date.issued1997-
dc.identifier.citationGallagher, Danny (1997) Uranium mining in Donegal : economic bonanza or environmental blight? M. Sc., Institute of Technology, Sligo.en
dc.identifier.otherMScen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10759/620622-
dc.description.abstractThis Thesis discusses the inherent conflict that exists between development of potential mineral - resources and protection of the environment. It specifically reviews the Uranium exploration that took place in County Donegal in the late Seventies and early Eighties, and highlights various milestones that occurred, and also a number of shortfalls in the decision making process that happened on both sides. The body of Legistlation and Regulations as it existed then is examined, and also its evolution by way of the E P A Act, EIA / EIS process and the Integrated Pollution Control Licensing requirements. The interface between the Community, Developer and Planning Authority is analysed as well as the role that politics plays in such situations in Ireland Finally, a number of recommendations are put forward in order to help streamline the decision - making process, not only in the possible case of future Uranium - Mining in Donegal, but also other extractive minerals development in other parts of Ireland.en
dc.formatPdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectMineral industries -- Environmental aspects.en
dc.subjectUranium mines and mining -- Ireland -- County Donegal.en
dc.titleUranium mining in Donegal : economic bonanza or environmental blight?en
dc.typeMaster Thesis (taught)en
dc.rights.accessCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivsen
dc.publisher.institutionInstitute of Technology, Sligoen
dc.subject.departmentDept of Environmental Science, ITSen
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