Rising water use by industry, deformed livestock births, exacerbate traditional pastoralists’ mistrust of the government
In April this year, two concurrent events were reported from the Dornogobi (East Gobi) province in Mongolia. AREVA, a multinational uranium mining company headquartered in France, announced that its Mongolian subsidiary, Kojegobi LLC, had located an estimated 55,000-ton uranium deposit in the Ulaanbadrakh district. Around the same time, local media reported the strange deaths and deformities of a number of young livestock in the district.
Herders living a few miles from… more
by: Michelle Tolson