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Environment Monitoring

Necsa has fully committed itself to being environment friendly through our continous environmental monitoring programme. Necsa is involved in research that helps promote a clean and healthy environment for all South Africans. We analyse a variety of samples, from plant material to milk and wastewater, even monitoring air filter samples to ensure a clean and safe environment for the community. The samples are taken on site at Pelindaba, Necsa's Vaalputs waste disposal site, as well as in the surrounding area, and water and fish from the nearby Hartbeespoortdam and Crocodile River is monitored on an ongoing basis.

IWULA: Necsa Water License

IWULA Public Participation Meeting

Necsa WULA Public Information Presentation

CaF2 Ponds

Environmental Monitoring for External Clients

Necsa also provides environmental services to external clients, such as government departments and mining companies. During the mining process natural radionuclides can be are released into the environment. Samples are taken from mining areas, in order to monitor the progress of the natural radionuclides produced through the mining and refining processes. In this way the mining companies can manage their mining activities in order to minimise their effect on the environment. Environmental impact studies are also performed prior to new industrial development. 

Testing of Building Materials

We test both raw materials that are used in the manufacture of building materials such as bricks and gypsum boards, as well as the final building products, in order to determine the natural radionuclide content, and evaluate the risk to the public.

Environmental Monitoring Programme

A comprehensive Environmental Monitoring Programme is in place to meet the requirements of the Air Quality Act, the Nuclear Energy Act, the National Environmental Management Act and the National Water Act. Resource usage, waste generation, and impacts on media and ecology are monitored and illustrated in the following sections.

Notification of availabilty of the revised draft environment impact assessment report (version 2)