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US willing to share technical know-how on uranium mining

The United States is keen to share technical expertise with India on uranium mining, US Consul General Beth A Payne said in Shillong on Thursday.

india Updated: Sep 03, 2009 20:02 IST

The United States is keen to share technical expertise with India on uranium mining, US Consul General Beth A Payne said in Shillong on Thursday.

"We can certainly explore options and opportunities available. Maybe we can partner with the government and share our experience and expertise on how to mine uranium safely," Payne, who is on three day visit to Meghalaya, said.

Referring to the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal, Payne said, "We see India as a responsible non-proliferator. We would like to help India develop its civilian nuclear capacity because it is a viable form of clean energy."

The Consul General said that "the US can help if India makes the choice to further its nuclear capacity."

The US was also keen to facilitate India in terms of scientific partnerships, she added.

The uranium mining project in the state was yet to start due to opposition from organisations apprehending health and environmental hazards.