Domiasiat (25°30′N 91°30′E) located in the west Khasi hill district of Meghalaya in northeast India is one of the largest sandstone-type uranium (U) ore deposit in India containing 9.22 million tonnes of ore reserves with an average ore grade of around 0.1 % U3O8. This geographically distinct U deposit of Domiasiat is un-mined and harbours diverse group of bacteria surviving the stressful environmental conditions prevalent in the ore deposit. Studies show that the diverse bacteria belonged to 10 different bacterial groups with occurrence of some previously uncharacterized bacteria.

In what is being seen as a disturbing trend, studies have revealed that the drinking and groundwater in Chittoor district is polluted with high concentrations of uranium, 135 times more than the sa

In a major boost to the quest for deposits of uranium ore in the country, the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has come across another site with a large deposit of the mineral in Rajasthan.

The deposit found at Rohil in Rajasthan’s Sikar district is estimated at 5,185 tonnes, which makes it the fourth largest in the country after Tummalapalle, Chitrial and Peddagattu extension in Andhra Pradesh.

The Government has approved the formation of a national centre for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials (CBRN) to manage disasters involving these substances.

The basis of India's international civil nuclear cooperation remains what is contained in the special exemption from the Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG) guidelines given on September 6, 2008, the Mini

Ajmer: The Atomic Mineral Department (AMD) of India has started an aerial survey in Pushkar region to explore the deposition of Uranium after a preliminary confirmation of radiation in this arid place. A 15-member team including specialists from India, Canada, US and other countries will conduct the aerial survey with high-tech helicopters to find the Uranium deposit in the earth.

A survey began in Pushkar to check the availability of uranium resources. The atomic minerals department (Amd) of Central government began a survey on Sunday. For the survey, a 15-member team from India, Canada and some other countries arrived at Pushakar.
The team is staying at the Tilora village. In open ground of village a temporary helipad was constructed.

In the wake of chemical and nuclear threats, the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS) of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is strengthening its chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defence by extending training programmes to private and government institutes, health organisations and paramilitary forces.

NEW DELHI:: With parliamentary processes being set in motion for introduction and subsequent passage of the Nuclear Liability Bill during the ongoing session itself, Union Minister for Science and Technology Prithviraj Chavan made it clear that the Centre has to go for indigenous exploration of uranium including from Meghalaya to ensure the country's exclusive energy security.

While imported ur

Srinivas Sirnoorkar, Gulbarga, May 13, DHNS:

The Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL), a Government of India enterprise under the Department of Atomic Energy is all set to start the long-awaited uranium mining at Gogi in Shahapur taluk of Yadgir district.