SHILLONG: In a fresh demand for uranium mining in state, as many as seven villages in and around the uranium mining sites in West Khasi Hills have urged the State Government to start mining.

Researchers assessing the pre-mining contamination of the environment at Nalgonda have found high levels of Uranium contamination in the groundwater and fair levels of gamma radiation, which will i

The quantum of uranium in the groundwater of Thummalapalle, in Kadapa district, is below the maximum limit prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and therefore does not pose an immediate

Jamshedpur: Uranium Corporation of India (UCIL), the sole domestic nuclear fuel provider to the country’s indigenously built nuclear reactors, is poised to start a giant uranium mining-cum-processing project in Kanampalle.

The company is already on the verge of completing its 3,000-tpd mine-cum-processing plant at Tummalapalle in Andhra Pradesh. To be taken up on full completion of the Tummalapalle expansion project, the neighbouring Kanampalle project is slated to be a “very, very big” project of around 6,000 tpd, three times the size of its largest and most modern 2,000-tpd Narwapahar mine.

The Tummalapalle mine in Andhra Pradesh, commissioned in April, will help meet India’s demand for natural uranium, used in indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors.

Mumbai Soaring crude prices and pressure back home to keep rates lower is forcing government-run hydrocarbon firms to diversify into non-oil and gas sectors.

Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), which supplies crude to oil refiners at a lower price as part of a government subsidy plan, said its board has approved a plan to enter nuclear power and will soon start discussions with the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) for partnering their projects.

High levels of nitrate, lead and nickel have been found present in the groundwater samples collected by the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research at the Union Carbide site in Bhopal.

In a boost to its indigenous nuclear power programme, India has discovered large uranium deposits at Rohil in Rajasthan’s Sikar district.

New Delhi India may soon set up a new company to acquire uranium mines in foreign countries to ensure fuel supplies to its burgeoning nuclear power programme.

The Atomic Energy Commission has recommended setting up of a joint venture company between Nuclear Power Corporation of India and Uranium Corporation of India to explore the possibility of acquiring uranium assets abroad, minister of state in the PMO V Narayanasamy informed the Rajya Sabha.

Janardhana Reddy The Uranium Corporation of India and the Karnataka government has signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a uranium ore mining and processing plant in Karnataka. UCIL proposed to invest Rs 550 crore in the plant at Gogi, Saidapur, Diggi and Umardoddi villages at Shahapur taluk of Karnataka’s Yadgir district, a release said here on Monday.

The Karnataka government would help UCIL to obtain permissions, registrations, approvals and clearances from the concerned departments as per the existing policies and rules and regulations of the state government, it said.

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