Major Uranium reserves found in Srisailam forests

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  1. tsunami

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    India’s plan for a ‘strategic uranium reserve’ received a shot in the arm with a joint research team of the city-headquartered Atomic Minerals Directorate (AMD) and Osmania University discovering significant quantity of uranium reserves in the Srisailam forests.
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    India’s plan for a ‘strategic uranium reserve’ received a shot in the arm with a joint research team of the city-headquartered Atomic Minerals Directorate (AMD) and Osmania University discovering significant quantity of uranium reserves in the Srisailam forests.

    The AMD-OU team carried out research in an area spread over 45 sq km around Srisailam sub-basin of Kadapa super basin in Andhra Pradesh. A part of the Kadapa super basin extends over to Telangana state. The team zeroed in on Chennakesavula Gutta and Padra villages using the latest equipment to detect the precious radioactive element. The quality of the uranium mineralization discovered in these two areas is superior and comparable to the one available in Canada and Australia, team members informed.

    Earlier, the AMD had discovered uranium reserves in pockets of Mahbubnagar, Karimnagar and Nalgonda districts in Telangana and Guntur and Kadapa districts in Andhra Pradesh. Chennakesavula Gutta and Padra are the latest addition to the vast uranium resources in the two Telugu states. Officials have estimated that AP has about five lakh tonnes of uranium reserves, mostly in the Kadapa super basin while Telangana has about a lakh tonnes of the nuclear resource. The latest discovery has added to the country’s nuclear fuel security. AP and Telangana together account for 25 per cent of India’s uranium reserves.

    The research team comprising S Niranjan Kumar of AMD and Vishnu Bhoopathi, RSN Sastry and B Srinivas of the department of applied geochemistry, Osmania University, published the discovery in the recent issue of the Chinese Journal of Geochemistry. “This discovery represents a significant breakthrough and may contribute substantially to the uranium resource of India. More significantly, the geological understanding of this unique mineralization may give definite clues in locating the classical unconformity-type deposits in the northern parts of the Kadapa basin,” the geochemists pointed out.

    Analysis of the samples collected from Chennakesavula Gutta and Padra villages showed up to 202 parts per million of uranium. Also the uranium deposit in Amrabad mandal of Mahbubnagar district has been found to be unique. “Efforts in the identical geological set-up of Srisailam sub-basin will result in establishing many such deposits of similar quality,” they said.

    The Uranium Corporation of India has already set up a uranium mining mill at Tummalapalle village in Kadapa district. It has proposed a similar project Lambapur-Peddagattu region in Nalgonda district. A mega nuclear power project has been planned in Srikakulam district and the new discovery in Srisailam is likely to make India self-sufficient in nuclear fuel.

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    Come ..... make in india ........... :lol:
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    5 lakh tonnes of Uranium..... That should be sufficient for at least 30+ years...
     
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    Now we will make alternate fuel cycles . Instead of wasting our money on foreign reactors we should only concentrate on our Breeder reactors in second and third stages and aim for atleast 45 tonnes of plutonium outside safeguards by 2030 .
    If we weaponize it we can atleast assemble 5612 warheads by 2030 but we don't need it as few hundred will do the job and we need the electricity for our economy.
     
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    Breeders are going to breeding at a snail's pace. Not to mention, we will make them at a snail's pace. We needed foreign fuel and ENR and in return surely they would expect some business from us.
     
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    We should use foreign fuel as long as prices are at an all time low.
    ;) Why damage our forests
     
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    whr invaders hv been eulogised, heroes binned!!
    after that, be prepared with well-oiled ears to face the eco-militant 'music' from phoren (g8) and domestic agitators tutored by imported masterjees from spurious yanGOs.
     
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    Well whose fault is it , clearly ours . Our whole nuclear program was started to fulfill the three stage program instead we are importing crappy western technology which are incredibly inefficient to begin with . A normal PWR will extract only 1 % energy from the uranium while our breeders can extract more than 85 % energy from the fuel not to mention we need to go to the thorium cycle .
    We should import some western reactors to keep the westerners happy but our goal should only be the 3 staged program. Westerns don't want us to succeed .
     
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    Well nothing wrong with your logic except you seemed to have over looked FMCT ( Fissile material cutoff treaty ) Which will come into force in near future . We need Pu 239 in huge quantities for our strategic program before the international community forces us to sign the FMCT.
    Currently Pakistan is the only country blocking the treaty , Pakis will sign the treaty when they run out off uranium to produce bombs , well last i checked they are running out of uranium at a fast rate .
     
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    how much uranium pakis has ???
     
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    Around 7 to 8 years worth of uranium. Then they will use their depleted tails of ( 0.23 % ) Uranium to re enrich it to 0.6 % Uranium enough to power their Khusab reactors. Don't know their exact amout of depleted Uranium so can't guess.
     
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    okay thanks,but if you were to make a guess what you think how many years after enriching the depleted uranium,
    and how many warheads they can make out of that ???
     
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    do these bomb have any expiry date??
     
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    Don't worry we wont sign ;) ...I'm sure it was already being done
     
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    These depleted tails of Uranium can help Pakistan to make weapons for another 15 years not at full capacity in their khusab reactors . They will be able to make another 200 warheads over and above what they have.
    They can also use Phosphoric acid to extract uranium. It is costly though.
     
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    I hope you are right concerning our position on FMCT.
     
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    yes. Plutonium half life is 24000 yrs. Pu 239 is the element that blows and 240 is is the impurity so <7% Pu240 is weapons grade. so if we have a bomb with 97% Pu239 we get a time of 2594.43395127 years till it falls below 90.
    So Pu will last long. But other materials like the composites , inert gases and electronics will need to be replenished once a decade or so per bomb.
     
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    Lets see .. but I think we have been making bombs .... amazingly since the past half decade or so the counter of 110 has hardly moved.
     
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    Yes they do about 30 to 35 years max , that is why P5 countries plus India have a Stock pile stewardship program to maintain the reliability of the arsenal .
     
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