India to commission new uranium mine, processing plant soon
India will commission a new uranium mine and a processing plant in the next few weeks which would provide fuel to its nuclear power plants, a top official said.delhi Updated: Feb 28, 2012 15:25 IST
India will commission a new uranium mine and a processing plant in the next few weeks which would provide fuel to its nuclear power plants, a top official said.
"The Mouldih mine in Jharkhand is almost ready and would be commissioned in a few weeks time," Diwakar Acharya, Chairman and Managing Director of the Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) said in New Delhi.
He said a processing plant for the Tummalapalle uranium mine is also expected to start process the ore extracted from the region.
According to plans, the Mouldih mine, when operational, is expected to deliver uranium ore upto 500 tonnes per day.
This ore will be processed at the Turamdih mill which has the capacity to process 3000 tonnes of uranium ore per day, Acharya said.
He said the capacity of the Turamdih mill was also being enhanced to 4500 tonnes per day.
"We are in the process of getting regulatory clearances," Acharya said.
First Published: Feb 28, 2012 15:21 IST