25 Aug 11 – “Nigerian authorities and France’s Areva group have sent experts to investigate eruptions, smoke and fumes spouting from a mountain in the West African nation’s northern uranium mining district of Arlit,” says this article on Reuters.
Earlier this week, residents heard explosions that they thought were caused by an earthquake or a volcanic eruption.
“The mountain rumbled, giving the impression that it was collapsing. Black smoke rose and there was a smell of gas, as it was coming from fuel.”
Geologists and chemists visited the mountain on Tuesday to take samples. They found cracks in the mountainside and rocks 400 metres away.
Volcanic activity in the area is long thought to have ended.
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