GP "The East It Is Mountain — Concentrating Combine" ( Yellow Waters
, the Dnepropetrovsk area) I intend to begin development of the Safonovsky field of the uranium located in the Kazankovsky region of the Nikolaev area. About it reported at combine.
The new field is supposed to be fulfilled a method of underground borehole leaching (the method provides drilling of wells: in one wells weak solution of sulfuric acid which enters connection with uranium, through other wells the received solution enriched with uranium is filled in, extorted on a surface).
As expected, uranium completion to level of a concentrate will be carried out at the GP "VOSTGOK" hydrosteel works in Yellow Waters.
As note at the enterprise, advantage of a method of borehole leaching is its environmental friendliness in comparison with traditional methods of production. Also this method is economically perspective of - for low cost of such production.
According to specialists of combine, development of the technician - an economic justification of the project comes to the end for today. Also, on May 26, 2009 in the village of Nikolaevka of the Kazankovsky area public hearings on the matter took place.
Plans of combine for creation of a new production site got public approval. Carrying out independent examination according to lands which will be taken away under production becomes the following stage of implementation of the project.
As lands are in a private property, state financing allocation on repayment or rent of these lands is provided.
Total investment in building of new production will make more than 465 million UAH. Funds are supposed to be raised from the state budget within implementation of the Uranium of Ukraine program.
Power of the Safonovsky field is estimated at 100-150 tons of a concentrate of uranium a year. Start of the enterprise will allow to create more than 400 workplaces. Estimated dates of receipt of the first uranium from the Safonovsky field - 2010-2011
GP "The East It Is Mountain — Concentrating Combine" (Yellow Waters, Dnepropetrovsk Region.) - the only thing in Ukraine and the enterprise largest in Europe for production and processing of uranium ore. The enterprise lets out 3,3% of world production of uranium (IAEA data).
Two operating mines are a part of the enterprise: Ingulskaya and Smolinskaya (located in the territory of the Kirovograd area), hydrosteel works, scientifically - Automatic Equipment and Mechanical Engineering industrial complex, it is repair - mechanical plant.