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Wednesday, 12 January 2011

A uranium world out of control?

Wikileaks cables have revealed a disturbing development in the African uranium mining industry: abysmal safety and security standards in the mines, nuclear research centres, and border customs are enabling international companies to exploit the mines and smuggle dangerous radioactive material across continents.
In case you missed this important news item you can read it all here. The issue of uranium safety and security is something we have kept our eyes on since various discoveries (e.g. Kariba, Gwabe) -  we recently flagged up concerns from NGOs on Is Zambia Ready for Uranium?

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