Indian Army's Uranium Fuel Truck met with Accident in AP.

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  1. bhramos

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    Indian Army's Uranium Fuel Truck met with Accident in AP.!! what does this Uranium use for Army,

    news awaited i will post updates of it
     
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    Was it containing depleted Uranium used for making bullets? In that case there is no radiation threat.

    I will wait for more information.
     
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    noting is known. but police have no info about the what Uranium was that, but cardoned off the area.
    only sources I got is Eenadu - The Heart And Soul Of AndhraPradesh
     
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    who on earth carry uranium in this manner. in case ultras ambush it with heavy arms and rpg then they might have looted uranium. this would have caused a big trouble for India in international bodies.
     
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    I would advice members to wait before jumping into conclusions - depleted Uranium can be carried in trucks. It's just another metal.
    For radioactive material, there are lots of safe practices in place.
     
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    Uranium-238 ( 238U or U-238 ) is the most common isotope of uranium found in nature. It is not fissile, but is a fertile material, it can capture a slow neutron and after two beta decays become fissile plutonium-239. 238U is fissionable by fast neutrons, but cannot support a chain reaction because inelastic scattering reduces neutron energy below the range where fast fission is probable.

    Around 99.284% of natural uranium is uranium-238, which has a half-life of 1.41×1017 seconds (4.468×109 years, or 4.468 billion years). Depleted uranium has an even higher concentration of the 238U isotope, and even low-enriched uranium, while having a higher proportion of the uranium-235 isotope, is still mostly 238U. Reprocessed uranium is also mainly 238U, with about as much uranium-235 as natural uranium, a comparable proportion of uranium-236, and much smaller amounts of other isotopes of uranium such as uranium-234, uranium-233, and uranium-232.
     
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    'No radiation from Andhra truck accident'

    Mumbai: The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) on Tuesday said there has been no radioactive leakage from a container carrying uranium peroxide which met with an accident in Andhra Pradesh.

    In a statement here, a DAE spokesperson said the truck was proceeding from Uranium Corp of India Ltd in Jaduguda, Jharkhand, to the Nuclear Fuel Complex in Hyderabad.

    It met with a minor accident in Srikakulam district on Monday morning.



    “The power unit of the trailer truck (engine and driver's cabin) got partially damaged. There has been no impact on the container and the drums containing uranium peroxide,” the spokesman said.

    “Alternate power unit has already been dispatched to the site of the accident,” the spokesman added.

    As per normal practice, the trailer was being escorted by eight armed personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in two vehicles.

    `No radiation from Andhra truck accident`
     
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    Truck carrying uranium peroxide in minor accident, no spillage: DAE

    A trailer truck carrying uranium peroxide met with a minor accident on national highway 5 at Narsinghpeta in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh yesterday morning, but there has been no release of radioactivity or radiation from the container, the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) said today.

    "In fact all the drums containing the radiochemical are intact and no spillage has taken place," the DAE statement said.

    According to it, the truck was on its way from Uranium Corporation of India Ltd., Jaduguda in Jharkhand to the Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad when the mishap occurred at about 0815 hours yesterday.

    It said the power unit of the trailer truck (engine and driver's cabin) got partially damaged.

    "There has been no impact on the container and the drums containing uranium peroxide," it said.

    The statement said a team of health physicists from Orissa Sand Complex (OSCOM) of Indian Rare Earths Ltd (IREL) reached the site immediately and confirmed after measurements that there had been no release of radioactivity or radiation from the container.

    Alternate power unit has already been dispatched to the site of accident to continue the travel of the trailer, it said.

    The trailer, as per normal practice, was being escorted by eight armed personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in two separate vehicles.

    Additional security has been arranged for the truck to provide protection to the truck at the site on round the clock basis till its movement restarts, the statement added.

    Truck carrying uranium peroxide in minor accident, no spillage: DAE | NetIndian
     
  10. Ray

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    What is the link to this story?

    Army?

    Interesting.

    If it were an Army use of Uranium, then it would be guarded by the Army and not the CISF, as I understand.
     
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    And besides, NFC Hyderabad stores nuclear fuel only for civilian (power generation) use.
     

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