A mining industry spokesman said uranium mining does not pose any threat to either the environment or visitor experience. However, it is well known and documented that uranium mining renders the land and water poisoned and unapproachable for thousands of years.
The 11 women say they were raped repeatedly by the armed men. One woman – three months pregnant at the time – was with her 10-year-old daughter when she was seized by the men, some of whom were in uniform. Twelve of the men raped her as her daughter watched. She later suffered a miscarriage.