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Is there any proper regulation of radioactivity in Malawi’s uranium mines?

Siliwonde,-Abraham-blind-byComment on article  Man loses sight due to Kayelekera radiation rshaba , 20 May 13,  Does this mean that Paladin does not offer protective clothing including protective glasses to its employees? This is a no-brainer for someone dealing with radioactive substance business. I am shocked! It seems Paladin is taking advantage in people’s ignorance by not investing in appropriate protection especially for its front-line employees doing the “dirty” work. I could understand if it were a Chinese or Indian based company,

BUT Australian & Canadian based, my foot! Where are the government regulators? This should be a basic issue on their “checklist”: no protection and insurance cover for front-line staff, no business, simple and straight forward. The problem is that once someone has been exposed to radioactivity then whoever or whatever they come into contact with, will indirectly be exposed to radioactivity. Does the Government run regular radioactive on water, foods etc around the area?


May 20, 2013 - Posted by | Malawi, safety

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  1. Yesterday at the launch of a report on the revenue costs and benefits of Kayelekera Uranium Mine in Malawi, one participant asked if the revenue Malawi receives is “dirty money” because of the story about the man who has gone blind as a result of working at the mine.

    Learn more about the report at:

    Comment by Mining in Malawi | May 24, 2013 | Reply

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