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Jointly organized by:

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Ibero-American Programme for Science, Technology and Development (CYTED)
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) 
In collaboration with
Direção Geral de Energia e Geologia, Government of Portugal 
Empresa de Desenvolvimento Mineiro, SA


The Workshop was hosted by the Government of Portugal and opened by Mr. Carlos Caxaria, Deputy Director General, Directorate General for Energy and Geology, Ministry of Economy and Employment of Portugal. 

More than 60 Government representatives with expertise in uranium, thorium and minerals participated from Argentina, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, China, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Mongolia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom and Venezuela.

Mine Visit
On 17 October, a site visit was undertaken to the Urgeiriça Uranium and Radium Mine, which is an underground mine that used conventional techniques until 1973 and, after that, in-situ leaching to recover low-grade ore.  A uranium mill facility was also built nearby for ore processing.  The visit was organized by Empresa de Desenvolvimento Mineiro, SA (EDM), which is the state enterprise responsible for the restoration of mining sites in Portugal. Technical details relating to the remediation of the mine were explained during the visit.
Document Title & SymbolENGFRERUS
Final ProgrammePDF
Uranium and thorium experts agree on widespread need for UNFC 
(UNECE Weekly 502 (pages 2-3), 6 Nov 2012)
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Mapping the Full Life Cycle of Uranium Mining: Landmark Meeting in Lisbon
(IAEA News Report, 9 November 2012)
Presentation Title & AuthorENG
15 October 2012  Session 1: UNFC and Nuclear Fuel Resources
Chairs: David MacDonald and Jim Ross
 
Adoption of the Agenda and Meeting Objectives
Introduction to Uranium and Thorium Resources – Evaluation and Reporting Issues
Hari Tulsidas, IAEA
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UNFC - Background and Historical Evolution
Charlotte Griffiths, UNECE
 PDF
Purpose of Resource Classification, Fundamental Principles and System Applications
David MacDonald, BP, UK and Chairman, EGRC
 PDF
UNFC - How it works in Practice
Jim Ross, Ross Petroleum, UK and Chairman, EGRC Specifications Taskforce
 PDF
UNFC – Stakeholder Benefits
David MacDonald, BP, UK and Chairman, EGRC
 PDF
Reporting Uranium and Thorium Resources: Applying UNFC
Hari Tulsidas, IAEA
 PDF
Uranium and Thorium Resources of Latin America: UNFC applications 
Roberto Villas-Bôas, CYTED/CETEM
 PDF
Nuclear Energy and Uranium Requirements for Brazil
Leonam Guimaraes Santos, Electronuclear, Brazil
 PDF 
‘Comprehensive Extraction’ and UNFC
Julian Hilton, Aleff Group, UK
 PDF
Radiometric Mapping in Portugal
Daniel de Oliveira, LNEG, Portugal
 PDF
16 October, 2012 – Uranium and Thorium Exploration and Resources – Possibilities for UNFC Application
Chairs: Roberto Villas-Bôas and Luis Martins
 
Uranium Resources in Portugal
J M Matos Dias, University of Coimbra, Portugal
 PDF
Uranium Resources in Poland - History and Current Research
Ewelina Chajduk, Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, Poland
 PDF
Mining Conflicts in Latin America
Hugo Nielson & Roberto Sarudiansky, UNSAM & OLAMI, Argentina
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Uranium and Thorium Resources Perspectives for the Nuclear Power Generation in Argentina
Luis Lopez, CNEA, Argentina
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Prospecting, Exploration and Evaluation of Uranium and Thorium in Paraguay
Benjamin Pistilli, Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Comunicaciones, Paraguay
 PDF 
Experience of Cuba in Changing Public Perception Regarding Nuclear Energy
David Pérez-Martin, Cubaenergia, Cuba
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Uranium and Thorium Production in Brazil: Present and Near Future Status
Luiz Alberto Gomerio, INB, Brazil
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Thorium Resources of Brazil – Exploration History
Getulio Shoji Miyasaki, CNEN, Brazil
 PDF
Thorium Potential of Turkey - Resources and Recent Developments
Numan Bodur, ETI Mine Works, Turkey
 PDF
Management of Radioactive Residues in Spain
Amparo Espartero, CIEMAT, Spain
 PDF
Recent Developments in Uranium Industry in China
Yi Zhang, CNNC, China
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Uranium and Thorium Exploration Activities and Their Processing Research in Indonesia
Agus Sumaryanto, BATAN, Indonesia
 PDF
Historical Review and Current Exploration Activities for Nuclear Minerals in the Philippines
Rolando Reyes, PNRI, Philippines
 PDF
Uranium and Thorium Resources in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Historical and Current Status
François Kazadi Kabuya, CGEA, DR Congo
 PDF
17 October, 2012 
18 October, 2012
Chairs: Julian Hilton and Hari Tulsidas
 
Uranium in Sudan
Suliaman Garallah, Geological Research Authority & Hajo Idriss, SAEC, Sudan
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Current Status of Uranium Exploration in Cameroon
Julie Pulcherie, ANRP, Cameroon
 PDF
Nuclear Power Plants Development Programme in Chilé, 2009 - 2030
Fernando Sierpe, Colego de Ingenieros de Chile, Chilé
 PDF
Uranium in Egypt with Abu Rusheid Area as an Example
Khaleal Farrage, Nuclear Materials Authority, Egypt
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Current Status of Uranium and Thorium Exploration in Sri Lanka
Kithsiri Dissanayake, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
 PDF