Thursday, March 30, 2006

Nuclear Exploration, Mining, & Milling

Uranium Mining May Be Opened Up
30 March 2006

BUSINESS STANDARD (INDIA)-- The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) in India is contemplating outsourcing uranium exploration and mining under the ambit of the Atomic Energy Act, Anil Kakodkar, chairman of atomic energy commission and DAE secretary said. "Opening up uranium mines for private parties is the policy decision of the government, but we are exploring the possibility of exploration of uranium in-house as well as through outsourcing mode," he said. "Data interpretation and data collection could be part of the activities that DAE is contemplating to outsource," he stated. He was speaking at an international technical meeting on 'Aerial and ground geophysical techniques for uranium exploration and advanced mining and milling methods and equipment' under the aegis of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria. Source: (Reliability 7)


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