The riddle of how French nuclear giant Areva blew 2 bln euros in mining meltdown

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When French publicly-owned nuclear giant Areva bought Canadian mining company UraMin in 2007, it boasted of having secured significant uranium deposits in Africa. But five years on, no uranium has ever been mined there, and Areva has had to write off nearly 2 billion euros in its accounts. Here, Martine Orange investigates the fiasco and the attempts to cover up what promises to become a major industrial scandal, along with the intrigue surrounding the company's sacked and furious CEO Anne Lauvergeon.