Uranium Corpn commissions Tummalapalle project

Somasekhar Mulugu Hyderabad | Updated on April 20, 2012

Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL) today commissioned the Tummalapalle uranium ore mine and processing plant in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh.

The plant was commissioned by Dr Srikumar Banerjee, Secretary, DAE.

Tummalapalle is the first project commissioned by UCIL outside Jharkhand. The company, under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), operates six underground mines, one opencast mine and two processing plants, all in Jharkhand.    

The process plant has been constructed next to the mine and will use alkali pressure leaching process to produce sodium di-uranate from the ore. It has high levels of automation.

According to a UCIL release, the project will produce 3,000 tonnes of ore per day.

Published on April 20, 2012

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