17 February 2013

Tanzania: Atomic Energy Experts to Visit Tanzania

EXPERTS from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have plans to visit the country to assess and recommend preparations to explore uranium in the country.

The Director General of Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission, Prof Iddi Mkilaha, revealed this on Friday during a one-day media workshop on uranium mining. "We are expecting to host experts from IAEA early April to assess preparations of excavating the uranium," he said.

The extraction process includes transportation of the resources. In line with that, the government is also expected to sign the Mining Development Agreement (MDA) this year before issuing the mining licences to the mining firms.

Meanwhile, Prof Mkilaha said that the country is well prepared to ensure the exploration of uranium will not cause environmental hazards. He said all the rules and regulations recommended at international level have been put in place assuring the public of environmental safety during the exploration process.

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