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Report - Gabon:The impact of Areva's uranium mining
For 40 years Comuf, a subsidiary of French nuclear giant Areva, mined uranium in the town of Mounana, in southern Gabon. The operation has had serious consequences for the health of the workers and locals. Many former miners, both Gabonese and French, have died of lung cancer. Under pressure from NGOs, Areva opened a medical clinic last October. But the staff here don't all have the training or resources to properly diagnose diseases linked to uranium mining.