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Government opposes Russian uranium company's motion review

The Namibian government today opposed the motion review of the court application by the Russian uranium company Head Spring Investments. This followed shortly after an urgent appeal by the Stampriet Aquifer Uranium Mining Association (SAUMA to Namibians and affected stakeholders for assistance with funding for legal expertise to fight the Russian uranium mining company in court.

The purpose of the motion is that the ministry of agriculture, water and land reform should review and set aside its decision to refuse a water-use permit to Head Spring Investments. The ministerial decision was based on the fact that the Russian company failed to prove its uranium extraction method, in-situ leaching (ISL), would not cause irreparable, widespread pollution and environmental destruction.

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