Minister of Mines Christopher Yaluma has refuted claims that Lumwana Mine in North Western Province is exporting Uranium.
Mr. Yaluma says Lumwana Mine is only stock piling uranium that the firm is getting as a by-product of Copper.
He says the mining of uranium by Lumwana Mine is strictly monitored by Government regulatory agencies such as the Zambia Environmental Management Agency- ZEMA.
Mr. Yaluma says Lumwana Mine is yet to apply for a uranium license to Government so that the mining of uranium can start at full scale.
He says Government will only authorize the export of uranium once a technical committee of experts is constituted to monitor the mining, export and transportation of uranium.
The Minister has told ZNBC News in Kitwe that Government has since stated the process to appoint a nuclear technology committee to look at uranium mining.
He has further explained that a group of Zambian scientists are currently in Russia undertaking studies on nuclear energy so as to broaden their understanding on subject.