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[DOC] Investigation: Areva in Africa, or the law of the jungle

Author: Eva Lacoste, Pambazuka, Published on: 4 August 2012

[Title and summary translation from original French provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.] The population of Mounana [Gabon] is still living with the radioactive effects of the uranium, including in numerous homes built with backfill from the mine. Two million tonnes of radioactive waste were dumped into watercourses...For Niger, [Areva's operations have] been an environmental, health and social disaster...Groundwater tables have also been exhausted...Radon, which escapes during uranium mining, affects the health of minors and residents near the sites.

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