The health and safety of workers and the local population
As the country’s leading private-sector employer, AREVA has made safety a key component of its activities and has applied a prevention policy since it began working in Niger. Over the years, the group has developed a solid culture of safety by strictly adhering to regulations concerning radiation exposure levels. It also has an innovative health policy for employees and the Nigerien population. AREVA has instituted numerous public health initiatives.
Protecting the population’s health and safety
Safety is the group’s main priority. Mines in Niger are subject to strict radiation protection regulations, both for site employees and the local population. Tests are carried out by independent laboratories and the results are regularly reported to the relevant authorities.
Providing health care to the population through the mining hospitals
Two hospitals with modern equipment in Arlit and Akokan are available to employees, their families and the local population.