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Mining Weekly reported that French company Areva (EPA:AREVA) has partially restarted uranium production at its Somair mine in Niger that had been damaged as a result of a suicide bomber attack in May.

Mining Weekly reported that French company Areva (EPA:AREVA) has partially restarted uranium production at its Somair mine in Niger that had been damaged as a result of a suicide bomber attack in May.

As quoted in the Mining Weekly report:

Bernasconi said uranium production had restarted using the lixiviation process, during which sulphuric acid is dripped on crushed rocks to create a solution which is turned into a uranium-rich powder known as Yellowcake in the factory.

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