3 Feb 2011

Samoa government report highlights concerns over uranium importation

10:01 am on 3 February 2011

A government department in Samoa says data showing that banned depleted uranium was imported into the country needs to be investigated urgently.

A Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment report from last December shows that one of Samoa's key employers, Yazaki EDS Samoa Ltd, which makes wire harnessing for motor vehicles, imported batches of depleted uranium ten years ago.

The company says the report is wrong.

The ministry says further research might be needed to determine the accuracy of the report.