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Jul 19, 2011

India Discover World's Largest Uranium Reserves

NEW DELHI - A mine in India are surprisingly has the largest uranium reserves in the world. This discovery encourages India to meet energy needs for its people.

Tumalapalli mines in the State of Andhra Pradesh reportedly capable of producing up to 150 thousand tons of uranium. According to the Secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy India Srikumar Banerjee, the invention is obtained after going through the survey for four years.

"It can be confirmed that the mine contains 49 thousand tons of uranium. There are indications that the total quantity of mines was reached three times more than first estimated," said Srikumar Banerjee told AFP on Tuesday (07/19/2011).

"With this discovery can be stated that the uranium mine is the largest in the world," he said.

Originally estimated at only approximately 15 thousand tons of uranium to be produced this mine. Own new mines will be opened later this year.

No details mengeni inforasmasi the quality of the uranium. So far, the quality of uranium in India is considered much lower than the uranium imported from France, Kazakhstan, and Russia.