CNNC Operations in Niger

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The China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has been engaged in uranium mining in Niger since 2007, at first through their subsidiary China Nuclear International Uranium Corporation (CNIUC, also referred to as SinoU[1]), who then sold their 37.2% share in Société des Mines d’Azelik S.A. (SOMINA) to another subsidiary China Nuclear International Ltd.[2] As of March 2012 SOMINA held an operating license for the Azelik uranium ore mine, located in the Agadez region of Niger.[3] The Azelik mine produced its first batch of 'yellowcake' (sodium urinate) on 30 December 2010, making it the CNNC's first international mining production.[4]


  1. "First uranium from Niger mine" World Nuclear News, retrieved 10 April 2012.
  2. "Final Results Announcement for the Year Ended 31st December 2010" CNNC International Ltd., retrieved 13 April 2012.
  3. "International Cooperation" China National Nuclear Corporation, retrieved 10 April 2012.
  4. "CNNC’s Overseas Uranium Mine Produced Its First Barrel of Product" China National Nuclear Corporation, retrieved 29 March 2012.