Response to the Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities & Trade Article Titled: Paladin lies to Malawi Government on its Kayelekera Uranium Mine
Paladin...will maintain environmental standards at KM during the period of care and maintenance. PAL will not be mining or processing ore during this period, so there will minimal emissions from the processing plant. The Environmental Affairs Department (EAD) is the Government of Malawi agency responsible for oversight of KM's Environmental Management Plan (EMP) and Radiation Management Plan (RMP) and that will not change during care and maintenance...KM is being placed on care and maintenance and is not being closed...The Company is drafting a closure plan detailing the work necessary to dismantle plant and equipment, rehabilitate the site and institute a post‐mining monitoring programme when closure finally eventuates...PAL is in the process, as stated earlier, of applying for a discharge licence to release treated water that meets the regulatory requirements of the GoM. No treated water will be released unless it meets the licence requirements.