Eti Maden Beylikova Facility

Authorization of Nuclear Facilities

Mining activities are planned to be carried out in the Kızılcaören neighborhood of Eskişehir Province, Sivrihisar and Beylikova Districts, within the Beylikova Fluorite, Barite and Rare Earth Elements by the Eti Mining Operations General Directorate (Eti Maden İşletmeleri Genel Müdürlüğü).

The activity that is the subject of the project and the mining operation license numbered S:1075/İR:3360 (ER:1147546) and the extraction of the ore identified in the area defined in the additional license area (ER:3376319) by open pit mining, ore enrichment, and hydrometallurgy processes are applied to rare earth elements, barite from the ore it is aimed to produce fluorite and thorium as by-product. The long-term storage facility for radioactive process wastes and thorium compounds to be released during production is within the scope of the activity.

Rare earth elements, barite, and fluorite, and in addition the thorium compound to be produced as a result of the mentioned mining and hydrometallurgical operations to be carried out by the Beylikova Fluorite, Barite, and Rare Earth Elements Operations Directorate is within the scope of nuclear material.

January 13rd, 2022

Site license is granted for the Eskişehir-Beylikova Complex Ore (Barite, Fluorite, Rare Earth Elements, Thorium) Quarry, Ore Preparation and Enrichment and Storage Facility to the General Directorate of Eti Maden (Owner), by the decision number 2022-2/2-1 of Nuclear Regulatory Board on January 13rd, 2022.

June 22nd, 2021

The Owner re-submitted the Updated Site Report documents according to the assessment of NDK.

January 22nd, 2021

NDK review and assessment regarding site license application documents is submitted to the Owner.

September 30th, 2020

The Owner applied for a site license in accordance with Article 9 of the Decree on Licensing of Nuclear Installations.

September 19th, 2019

With the decision of the Nuclear Regulatory Board dated September 19th, 2019 and numbered 2019-49/1, General Directorate of Eti Maden was recognized as the Owner and the decision was notified to the Owner.

July 3rd, 2019

Eti Maden Operations General Directorate, applied for being recognized as the owner. according to Article 6 of the Decree o Licensing of Nuclear Installations, in order to construct a Complex Ore Quarry (Barite, Fluorite, Rare Earth Elements, Thorium), Ore Preparation and Enrichment and Storage Facility in Eskişehir Province, Beylikova and Sivrihisar Districts, Kızılcaören neighborhood locality