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AP uranium mine may be world’s largest: DAE

July 19, 2011 2 comments

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Estimates of reserves revised to 49,000 tonnes

Rawatbhata (Rajasthan), July 18:

The Tummalappalle uranium mine in the Cuddapah district of Andhra Pradesh has the potential to become the largest uranium mine in the world, according to the Department of Atomic Energy.

The earlier estimated reserves at the mine were 14,000 tonnes, but it has since been revised to 49,000 tonnes, said Dr Srikumar Banerjee, Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, on Monday, during an interaction with the media at a function to mark the start of construction of two nuclear-power reactors at Rawatbhata in Rajasthan.

Excavation

Dr Banerjee said the survey work was ongoing and that the reserve estimates may even Read more…

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