Uranium Mining in the DR Congo

Uranium Mining in the DR Congo

A Radiant Business for European Nuclear Companies?

Uranium Mining in the DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) provides rich sources of uranium in its southern province of Katanga. Since the 1920ies uranium has been mined and exported, in the beginning under the rule of Belgian colonial administration. Despite the known impact of extraction in the health of workers, local communities and the environment, the Congolese government has tolerated the illegal exploitation and exports since the 1960s and seems to be involved in the profits of this business. 

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15 Juni 2011