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‘A CITY LOST IN THE DESERT’: A visit to the Sahara’s uranium capital via Business Insider

Niger’s uranium industry is ‘an island’ For decades, the uranium industry has been an island within one of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable countries, a place which ranks nearly last on the Human Development Index and which will see … Continue reading

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France’s nuclear energy costs to soar via RFI

The cost of nuclear energy in France is to increase sharply and continue to increase over the next few years, France’s official auditor says, predicting that investment to prolong the lives of ageing power stations will push up electricity bills. … Continue reading

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Niger mine resumes full operation via World Nuclear News

Areva’s Somair uranium mine in Niger is now back to full operation following the terrorist attack in May that saw one worker killed and several injured. The mine was one of two targets in Niger hit simultaneously by car bombs … Continue reading

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One dead, 14 wounded in Niger uranium mine bombing: Areva via expatica.com

French nuclear group Areva said Thursday that one person was killed and 14 wounded in a car bomb attack at its uranium mine in northern Niger, without disclosing their nationalities. Areva said in a statement that the wounded were being … Continue reading

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An elemental force: Uranium production in Africa, and what it means to be nuclear via The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Gabrielle Hecht Abstract Uranium from Africa was, and remains, a major source of fuel for atomic weapons and power plants throughout the world. Uranium for the Hiroshima bomb, for example, came from the Belgian Congo. During any given year … Continue reading

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