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Uranium deposits likely in Mizoram

Posted by Ramesh Khati on October 30, 2009

Aizawl, Oct 29 (PTI) There is a high possibility of existence of uranium deposits in Mizoram where experimental exploration has been carried out by the Department of Atomic Energy, the state assembly was told today.

Uranium particles found at the Mizoram-Assam border Kolasib district tested to be 2 p.p.m (per particle million), state Minister for Industries, S. Hiato Lalduhawma of the Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) said.

He, however, said that no underground exploration has been undertaken as the uranium detectors, presented to the state government by the Regional Director of Atomic Mineral Division, North Eastern States were only for overground exploration.

The state government was actively pursuing the Centre on the issue, he added.

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