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Uranium find in India could be world’s largest: report via Reuters

NEW DELHI | Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:18am EDT

(Reuters) – A huge deposit of uranium India has found in a southern state could turn out to be among the biggest reserves of the mineral in the world, reports said on Tuesday citing the head of the country’s atomic energy department.

The Tumalappalli mine in Andhra Pradesh state has confirmed 49,000 tonnes of ore and there are indications that it could hold reserves totaling three times its current size, The Times of India quoted Srikumar Banerjee as saying.

“If that be the case, it will become the largest uranium mine in the world,” Banerjee, secretary at the Department of Atomic Energy, said, adding production will start in six months.

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