Massive Uranium Deposit Found in Andhra Pradesh, India

   on July 19 2011 3:59 AM
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The southern state of Andhra Pradesh in India may have the largest Uranium a reserve in the world, the country’s chief nuclear officer informs.. REUTERS

The southern state of Andhra Pradesh in India may have the largest Uranium reserve in the world, the country's head nuclear officer informs.

Recent exploits have led to the discovery of massive reserves of uranium at the mines in Tummalapalle in Andhra Pradesh. Furthermore, there have been speculations that the site has the potential of being the largest reserve of uranium in the world.

At today's estimates, the uranium reserves are to the tune of 49,000 tonnes. We expect it to be three-fold of that, the Economic Times quoted Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Srikumar Banerjee stating.

However, Banerjee said that in spite of this, the country would still be short of meeting its increased nuclear energy demands.

Earlier, reserves at the mines were estimated at 15,000 tonnes but if further deposits are found, the Tummalapalle mine would hold the rank of being the largest uranium reserve in the world.

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