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Paladin reports ‘minor’ uranium spill in Malawi

Uranium miner Paladin Energy has reported a uranium oxide (U3O8) spillage near its Kayelekera mine, in Malawi.

The ASX- and TSX-listed miner reported on Monday that the incident was minor and that it occurred during the routine transportation of U3O8 concentrate for export through the Port of Walvis Bay, in Namibia.

A truck carrying a single container of concentrate toppled on its side about 8 km from the Kayelekera operation. A spill response team recovered the container, with Paladin noting that a small quantity of concentrate had also been recovered from the scene, along with soil which had come into contact with the product for disposal at the Kayelekera tailings storage facility.

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