NIGER: Desert residents pay high price for lucrative uranium mining

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L’usine de traitement de l’uranium près de la mine d’Arlit – Niger © AFP PHOTO PIERRE VERDY

DAKAR, 30 March 2009 (IRIN) – After a visit in late March from French President Nicholas Sarkozy to Niger, residents in the uranium-exporting desert country continue questioning whether AREVA, a company primarily owned by the French government, will honour its promise to protect communities from mining hazards. IRIN

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