Uranium mine discharge could threaten Lake Malawi

uranium mine

Mwaya Beach on Lake Malawi. Photo by JackyR CC BY-SA 3.0

A proposal to allow a uranium mine company to discharge its sludge could threaten Lake Malawi. The discharge, which includes uranium rock, acids and arsenic used in processing the uranium ore, could make its way into rivers just 30 miles upstream from the lake. The company maintains that it will take all precautions to meet World Health Organization guidelines, but local leaders and civil groups are concerned. Lake Malawi isn’t just a lake where so many wonderful cichlids are found, but is also the source of drinking water and food for millions of people. For more information on the uranium mine discharge proposal, visit the Environmental News Service website.

0 Responses to Uranium mine discharge could threaten Lake Malawi

  1. Anonymous says: