Boost for uranium miners as Niger reiterates commitment to nuclear power

Uranium producers received a boost this week with reports that Niger is still fully committed to developing its nuclear power capability.

Niger will forge ahead with plans to develop a nuclear energy plant in partnership with other West African countries, despite the Fukushima disaster in Japan last year, the country’s president said this week. Mahamadou Issoufou, who was elected president in March 2011, referred to plans he announced in July to build a nuclear plant in co-operation with other countries in West Africa. “The Chernobyl accident, and recently Fukushima, cannot make us abandon this choice, especially...

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Bianca Markram

January 25, 2012

12:40 GMT

Johannesburg