Uranium Network

MALAWI

"Malawi is among the world's least-developed countries. The economy is heavily based in agriculture, with a largely rural population. The Malawian government depends heavily on outside aid to meet development needs, although this need (and the aid offered) has decreased since 2000." (Wikipedia)

Malawi has no laws for radiation protection. That means there is no benchmark for Environmental Impact Statements. In Malawi, there is not enough hardware or competent knowledge around to monitor the operation of a uranium mine.

The most important case here is the Kayelekera Uranium mine, a project erected by PALADIN Ltd in a notably short amount of time. The tailings of this uranium mine are polluting the Malawi lake, which supports ca. 3 million people with water, fish and life.

The Kayelekera Mine is located in northern Malawi, ca. 25 km west from Karonga. It is operated by Paladin Limited (Africa) and the government of Malawi. The Malawi government is estimated to have lost at least K4.2 billion [US$ 12 million] in 2013 in would-have-been revenue from the Kayerekera Uranium Mine as a result of tax waivers offered under the development agreement with the Australian company operating the mine.

Who cleans up Kayalekera?

The australian uranium mining company Paladin Energy was put into administration in July 2017 and the company is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. Critics of the uranium industry won’t miss the company if it disappears.

But who cleans up its mess in Africa?

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Uranium mining in Malawi
wise-uranium.org

Report:
URANIUM MINING IN MALAWI - PERSPECTIVES ON NATIONAL LEGISLATION
THE LICENSE TO LOOT AND PLUNDER
Prepared by Citizens For Justice-(CFJ), Friends for the Earth Malawi

 

Who cleans up its mess in Africa?

30. November 2017

The australian uranium mining company Paladin Energy was put into administration in July and the company is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. Critics of the uranium industry won’t miss the company if it disappears. But who cleans up its mess in Africa?

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Eight Environmental Activists on Trial in Malawi

15. February 2017

  Eight Tanzanian environmental rights activists are headed to court in Mzuzu tomorrow following almost two months in detention. Malawi authorities arrested the human rights defenders in late December during a peaceful educational exchange in the Karonga region./In Malawi wurden Mitglieder einer Delegation aus dem Nachbarland Tansania verhaftet, die sich über die ökologischen und sozialen…

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Paladin Energy cuts 110 jobs in Malawi’s Kayelekera mine

25. January 2013

As the Nyasa Times reported today, the Australian uranium mining company Paladin Energy has let go 110 employees. This came as a surprise, because in the last quarter of 2012, uranium output of the Kayelekera Mine jumped 20.9 percent.

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Malawi Situation Übersicht

4. June 2009

Kurze Übersicht über die Gesetzgebungen in Malawi.    

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Two publications on uranium mining in Malawi

2. May 2009

One maps the Uranium players in Malawi and the other reviews the legal and policy framework which regulates uranium mining in the country. Having reviewed the uranium mining policy and legal framework, we concluded that its self-regulating and hence it allows the industry to loot and plunder.  click the picture(s) to see and download the…

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