On February 17, 2014, Paladin announced what they called a minor spill of uranium oxide concentrate (UOC) just 8 km outside its Kayelekera Uranium Mine in Malawi. According to the press release, a truck operated by a contractor which was on its way to the Port in Walvis Bay in Namibia fell over in a curve and lost the only container it was carrying. ... →
Environmental Damage and Safety Hazards in Malawi
The Malawian civic group KANRJC has filed a request to access environmental information concerning the operations of the Kayelekera Uranium Mine owned by Australian-based Paladin Energy Ltd. Locals have reported illnesses as a result of the mining operations and insufficient compensation for their forced displacements.
While the extraction of uranium is a dangerous activity that poses risks to the local community’s health, life and livelihood, these risks are increased where mining operations are not strictly regulated, managed and monitored. ... →