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Uranium Mining at Namibia’s Husab to Start in May, CGNPC Says

China General Nuclear Power Holding Corp., the country’s biggest producer of nuclear energy, intends to start mining at its Husab uranium project in Namibia in May and process the first uranium oxide next February.

“We have been clearing the overburden of sand and we will start mining ore from May onwards,” Percy McCallum, spokesman for CGNPC’s Namibian unit, Swakop Uranium, said in an e-mailed response to questions on Friday. “We expect to have stockpiled 1 million tons of ore by December.”