Mongolia

Einstiger Wachstumsstar steht vor Pleite

Die Mongolei war jahrelang das Lieblingskind der Investoren – bis der Rohstoffboom abrupt kippte. Jetzt steht das Land vor der Staatspleite. Es hat sich in eine gefährliche Abhängigkeit begeben.

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Der Fluch des Goldes und anderer Rohstoffe

Für viele Mongolen bewahrheitet sich der Terminus vom "Rohstoff-Fluch". Minegolia - statt Mongolia - so freuen sich Bergbauunternehmen über die Möglichkeiten, nahezu ungehindert von Umweltauflagen oder NGOs, Gold, Kupfer und andere Rohstoffe in der Mongolei Gold abbauen zu können. AREVA will darüberhinaus Uran abbauen - Explorationsarbeiten und ein Testbergwerk haben bereits ungute Folgen nach sich gezogen. 

Für Umweltschutz- und Menschenrechtsaktive ist die Situation noch viel heikler: Massive Attacken und eine skurrile Anklage. 

Am 14. Juli 2016 griff die Frankfurter Rundschau die Lage in der Mongolei auf, und schildert auch den Fall des von uranium-network.org und anderen NGOs unterstützten mongolischen Umweltschützers Beejin Khastumur.

 

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Mongolei: Polizeieinsatz für Umweltzerstörung durch Bergbau

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In der Nacht zum 24. Februar 2015 ging die mongolische Polizei gewaltsam gegen neun Hunger-streikende vor. Drei wurden (offenbar als mutmaßliche „Rädelsführer“) festgenommen, die anderen sechs gegen ihren Willen in ein Krankenhaus gebracht.

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Hunger strike continues as law with the long name is changed

noyon46The law with the long name and the law of mining have been changed by the mongolian parliament.

 

After 200 hours/ 8 days, the protesters in Ulanbataar have switched to a dry hunger strike on thursday.

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Mongolians go on hunger strike to protect Noyon mountain from unlawful mining

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Members of the United Movement of Mongolian Rivers and Lakes (UMMRL) have initiated a hunger strike in front of the Mongolian parliament. Currently, the hunger strike is carried on by NGOs such as "Save Noyon Mountain" and DMNN.

As of February 17th, the hunger strike has lasted 11 days and the protesters have been met with overwhelming support from the people. The petition to stop the changing of mongolian mining laws has reached over 60.000 supporters.

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Pantomimo press conference in Mongolia - the dangerous phantom of Uranium Mining

To the score from Once Upon a Time in the West, activists in Mongolia protested the dangers of the path their country is about to take in front of press members and political officials. Posing as phantoms with nuclear signs, they attained quite a public response for their protest.

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Mongolia might store foreign spent nuclear fuel, senior U.S. Official says (Global Security Newswire, 2011, en)

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has held informal talks with Mongolia about the possibility that the Central Asian nation might host an international repository for its region's spent nuclear fuel, a senior U.S. diplomat said yesterday (see GSN, March 9, 2010).

A herder last year guides cattle through a frozen area in Mongolia's Tuv province. The United States and Mongolia have informally discussed the possibility of the Asian nation hosting a spent nuclear-fuel repository for the region, a high-level U.S. diplomat said yesterday (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images).

U.S. Energy Department officials and their counterparts in Ulaanbaatar, the Mongolian capital, are in the early stages of discussion and there has been no determination yet about whether to proceed with the idea, according to Richard Stratford, who directs the State Department's Nuclear Energy, Safety and Security Office.

Speaking at the biennial Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference, Stratford said a spent-fuel depot in the region could be of particular value to Taiwan and South Korea, which use nuclear power but have few options when it comes to disposing of atomic waste.

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