NIGER Power Issue dated 01/07/2020

Niger fears Orano's plans to end uranium production could deal fatal blow to economy

Ore storekeeper in the Cominak uranium mine (Niger).
Ore storekeeper in the Cominak uranium mine (Niger). © Maurice Ascianio / Orano
The plans of France's Orano (ex-Areva) group to end uranium production at its Cominak mine in early 2021 look likely to cause massive unemployment, a pollution risk and a drastic reduction in state revenues, as well as major financial problems for state-controlled coal and electricity producer Sonichar. [...] (505 words)
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