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Malawi: Locals claim waste from Paladin Energy's mine may contaminate local water sources

Author: Tiwonge Kumwenda, Nyasa Times (Malawi), Published on: 21 April 2016

"Kayelekera uranium mine tailing dam flooded; Water contamination fears high"

The continuing heavy rains in Karonga have resulted in the flooding of Paladin's Kayerekela Uranium Mine tailing dams, a development that has sent shivers of apprehension among water users in the district. The dams empty into the Sere River which feeds into the Rukuru River and the Lake Malawi...Communities oppose discharge of treated waste water from Paladin's mothballed Kayelekera uranium mine into public rivers: Communities living along the northern part of Lake Malawi in Karonga district have launched a spirited campaign to stop Uranium Miner Paladin Africa Limited from dumping 'toxic' waste into Lake Malawi. They say the move will put people’s lives at risk and damage the environment.

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Related companies: Paladin Energy