Geografie 1998, 103, 382-389

Uranium industry and Ralsko

Tomáš Kafka

DIAMO, state co. Stráž pod Ralskem, 471 27 Stráž pod Ralskem, Czechia

The former Ralsko military training area is situated in close proximity to the region where uranium is mined. The paper deals with the history of uranium mining and with geological conditions of the territory and characterizes the methods of extraction used - deep mining of uranium ore and chemical extraction by in-situ lixiviation. Attention is paid to the present organization structure of the uranium industry and to the work of the state firm DIAMO with regard to the elimination of impacts of uranium ore extraction and processing.