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2 Mai 2022

Autor:
Ej Atlas

Russia: Indigenous communities oppose new copper mining project over concerns of adverse impacts on their livelihoods

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Copper/gold mining, nuclear power in Nagleyngyn, Arctic Russia, 02 May 2022

Nagleyngyn is a cape located on the western shore of the Chaunskaya Bay in Chukotka, Arctic Russia. The Rosatom company started to build 5 new floating nuclear power plants that will serve only for the development of several future mining activities in the area [1-3]. For this purposes a road and a port has being constructed as well...

For such a big project, additional infrastructure is needed to besides floating NPPs. For example thermal power plant at the port near Cape Nagleinyn- Peschatka and a 220kV Nagleynyn substation, mining activities, and transportation of ores [3]. Therefore, local Indigenous peoples that inhabit the area will be affected by all these development infrastructures [2,3]. Especially because they depend on both reindeer herding and fishing for their traditional livelihoods [3]...

The protests against the new road and the port took place in September 2020, in which Indigenous people of the area, including children, took over the streets demanding not only ecological assessment of the projects but also ethnological examination or a historical and cultural significance of their traditional territories [5]

According to the locals, the implementation of this project will make traditional life impossible for the Indigenous people, as it will put an end to their ancestral trades - reindeer husbandry, fishing, hunting, and traditional seal leather manufacturing [5]...