Malawi: Govt. ignorant of exported Uranium tonnage

malawi_kayeleka_uraniumGovernment is yet to know about the quantity of Uranium exported by Australia-based Paladin Africa last month.

Paladin is mining Uranium at Kayelekera in Karonga. The company exported its first uranium last month, but Energy and Natural Resources Minister Grain Malunga says his ministry is yet to be briefed about the quantity exported.

We will come back to you once we have the figures, he said.

Uranium has become one of the most sensitive minerals in this era of nuclear energy and power, and government may be taken to task by the International Atomic Agency (IAA) for not following up of exported quantity.

IAA calls for strict monitoring and handling of uranium to prevent it from falling into unsafe hands, possibly terrorists.

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