Skip to comments.France orders special forces to protect Niger uranium: source
Posted on 01/29/2013 5:51:47 PM PST by Pan_Yan
(Reuters) - France has ordered special forces to protect uranium sites run by state-owned Areva in Niger as the threat of attacks on its interests rises after its intervention against rebels in Mali, a military source said on Thursday.
Seven workers, including five French nationals, were kidnapped in Arlit by al Qaeda's north African arm AQIM in September 2010. It later released three of the hostages but four French citizens are still being held.
According to a parliamentary committee enquiring into France's supplies of uranium, about 18 percent of the raw material used to power France's 58 nuclear reactors came from Niger in 2008.
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Peace is breaking out everywhere.
Quick, hand out the Nobel Peace Prizes.
Areva was going to build a new facility here to do something with fuel rods, but after Fukashima the plug was pulled. Was hoping for thhem to come. Would have brought quite a bit of commerce to this area. Now all we can do is make vodka from the spuds and supply the Bud and Corona plants with malting barley.
Yellow cake in Niger? Somebody call the Valerie Wilson Plame’s hubby, he says differently.
It’s “N”word Uranium
That was kind of cool in a Sims-meet-nuclear-power cheesy sort of way.
To quote Thomas Jefferson : Peace is that glorious moment in history were everyone is standing around reloading.
Sounds like the guy. Oh, by the way.... Joe's Rock Creek Corp is also well connected to Chuck Hagel, who Obama now wants to make SecDef.
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