Moscow, 27 November. The authorities of Namibia and representatives of the Rosatom company discussed a joint project to develop uranium deposits in the republic.
According to the ambassador of the African country, the parties do not have major differences. But he clarifies that the holding needs to enlist the support of the local population, which fears groundwater pollution due to radioactive metal mining methods.
“In Namibia, all mines use traditional methods of mining uranium deposits. These are open or underground quarries.
The Rosatom method is leaching, and this frightens the inhabitants of the republic. The corporation should carry out additional scientific work to convince the population of the country that there will be no pollution,” the ambassador concluded.
In addition, the Russian company plans to start mining uranium in Tanzania. Experts assure that in the next few years the republic will go through all the stages of preparation and full-fledged development of deposits will begin.