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)
Issue dated 01/07/2020 Reading time 3 minutes
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