Letter: Rossing uranium mine

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YOUR report "MI5 taped Cabinet minister, book claims" (2 March) refers in passing to Anthony Holland's claim to have been "found a job at the Rossing uranium mine" in 1969.

Not only does this company have no knowledge or record of Mr Holland being among the few geologists then exploring in the Rossing area - none of whom were British or Australian - but there was no mine at Rossing in 1969. It was four years later that a decision led to construction beginning in 1974 and first production in 1976.

Moreover, Rossing's entire production has always been sold under contract subject to International Atomic Energy Agency and/or Euratom safeguards, as well as oversight by national regulators in the countries concerned, for the sole purpose of electricity generation.

Mr Holland's reported assertions about Rossing could not be true.

GIDA NAKAZIBWE-SEKANDI

Manager Corporate Affairs

Rossing Uranium Ltd

Windhoek, Namibia

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