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Attack against the SOMAIR Mine in Niger

Press Release

GROUP / MINING

May 23, 2013

The Somaïr mine, operated by AREVA, was the target of a terrorist attack this morning around 5:30 a.m. local time.

According to our information, 13 colleagues have been injured. They have been taken into the care by local emergency services.

The Niger forces ensure the reinforcement of the security on all of our sites.

AREVA works in close cooperation with the Nigerian and French authorities.

The group condemns this heinous attack against our personnel. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, as well as all of our employees present in Niger.

We express our solidarity with the government and the people of Niger during this shared ordeal.

Contact

  • AREVA Press Office:
    Julien Duperray / Katherine Berezowskyj / Aurélie Grange / Jérôme Rosso / Alexandre Thebault 
    Tel: +33 1 34 96 12 15 - Fax: +33 1 34 96 16 54
    email: press@areva.com

  • AREVA Investors Relations:
    Marie de Scorbiac
    Tel: +33 1 34 96 05 97
    email: marie.descorbiac@areva.com

    Philippine du Repaire
    Tél : +33 1 34 96 11 51
    email: philippine.durepaire@areva.com