Niger withdraws France’s operating permit for one of the largest uranium mines

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Niger has withdrawn the operating permit of the French state-owned company Orano for the Imouraren uranium mine, one of the largest in the world for the mineral used to make fuel for nuclear power plants, in a context of strong tensions between Paris and this African country.

In a statement published on Thursday, Orano indicates that it has received notification from the Nigerien authorities of the withdrawal of this permit just two weeks after having restarted its activity there.

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With the current decision, the French group – which specialises in the extraction of uranium, the production of nuclear fuel and then its treatment once used – “is concerned about the negative impact” that this will have “on the economic, social and societal development of the region.”

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Yea, they are concerned “for the region”……
France they mean!

h/t 16 Blocks

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