Paladin Energy Ltd: Failure to comply with environmental and safety standards

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.   ... →

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Environmental and Security Hazards in Namibia

According to a study of the Dutch nongovernmental organization SOMO workers of the Rössing Uranium mine in Namibia are not sufficiently informed about the consequences of the mining operations on their health and the local environment. Radon gas which the workers inhale is radioactive and destructive. Exposure to radiation can cause with cancer, birth defects and chronic lung, eye and skin illnesses.   ... →