Mining Company Halts Exploration in Greenland

The French mining company Orano halts all its exploration for uranium in Greenland, according to KNR.

The company will retain its licenses, which are valid for five years. It has only been months since the previous self-rule government in Greenland granted Orano licenses to conduct exploration several places in southern and southwestern Greenland, as well as test drilling in two areas.

The company says it will respect the policy of the newly appointed coalition government.

Prospects for Greenland Minerals, which wants to extract rare rock minerals and uranium through the controversial Kuannersuit (Kvanefjeld) project in southern Greenland, also appear bleak.