Last updated: 10 december, 2009 - 09:21 GMT


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A French mining company is accused of dumping millions of tonnes of radioactive material in south east Gabon.

A report by the Commission for Independent Research and Information on Radioactivity - CRIIRAD - says that the Uranium Mining Company of Franceville left the locals of Mounana exposed to higher than normal levels of radiation that were unsafe.

Long term exposure could lead to cancer.

For more on their findings, Network Africa's Peter Ndoro spoke on the line to Bruno Chareyron, an Engineer in Nuclear Physics, with the CRIIRAD.

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