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Areva Mines Record Volume of Uranium
With 9,760 tons of uranium produced in 2012, France’s Areva set its production record and remains the second largest producer in the world.
Areva’s mining sites in Kazakhstan and Niger beat their all-time highs for the second consecutive year: Katco with 3,661 tU (53 tU more than in 2011), and SOMAIR with 3,065 tU (339 tU more than in 2011).
The other Nigerien mine, Cominak, also turned in an outstanding performance, with 512 tU as Areva’s share and a total of 1,506 tU. The McArthur–Key Lake teams produced 2,270 tU as Areva’s share, 108 tons more than initially targeted. The Trekkopje site in Namibia roduced 251 tons.