Briefing : Radioactivity in Akokan

Publication - 26 November, 2009
Noveber 2009 Greenpeace expedition to AREVA uranium mines in Niger found high levels of radioactivity in the nearby town of Akokan where villagers are exposed daily.

Executive summary: In November 2009 a Greenpeace team visited the uranium mines of French-owned nuclear energy company AREVA in Niger. The team found high levels of radiation in the nearby town of Akokan where the local population were exposed daily. This briefing provides background and a detailed account of their results.

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