Acid Railcar derailed at TransNamib, Walvis Bay
(16 November 2010)

We have been informed that a TransNamib railcar transporting sulphuric acid destined for the mine derailed yesterday morning at the TransNamib rail yard in Walvis Bay. The rail yard is an enclosed area with no public access and the incident took place while rail tankers were shunted from the Namport area to the TransNamib rail yard. No one was injured in the incident.

The incidence was managed promptly according to set emergency procedures and practices by all relevant parties.

Our team of experts were also on the scene to give support and assistance, ensuring that all was done in a safe manner.

We are told that TransNamib has since instituted a full investigation to determine the cause of the derailment.

The incident did not affect the delivery of sulphuric acid to the mine. Sulphuric acid is used in Rössing's extraction process to produce uranium oxide.



Issued by:
Jerome Mutumba
Manager Corporate Communications and External Relations