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In 2011 it produced 4351 tU, and cumulative production from the country was 114,346 tU to the end of 2010. About 62,000 tU of this was from underground, and 52,000 t from open pit mining.
Uranium is mined close to the twin mining towns of Arlit and Akokan, 900 km north-east of the capital Niamey (more than 1,200 km by road) on the southern border of the Sahara desert and on the western range of the Air mountains. The concentrates are trucked to ports in Benin and exported for conversion, mostly to Comurhex in France.
Would be good to keep islamic terrorists away from this country.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2013-01-29 12:27||
#2 Just don't tell Joe Wilson.
Posted by lotp 2013-01-29 14:01||
#3 It's all about oil the atom.
(France has some 54 nuclear power plants)
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-29 14:32||
#4 Be very, very careful how you say and spell the name.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2013-01-29 16:40||