UCIL to expand Toramdih Plant and Mine

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Jamshedpur, Jul 5 (UNI) The Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) today announced expansion of its Toramdih Plant and Mine in eastern Singhbhum district of Jharkhand.

The UCIL has made an expenditure of Rs 800 crore in the last five years and was presently planning expansion of the Toramdih Plant and Mine, UCIL Chairman-cum-Managing Director Ramendra Gupta told a news conference here.

It has established two more plants and mines at Toramdih and Narua and wishes to set up two others soon. Besides, the state government has given a nod to the lease of two other plants, he informed.

Asked about the people affected by the overflow of water from the UCIL's Talsa Tailing Plant, Mr Gupta said the victims had already got the compensation according to their area of land.

He said that the UCIL was leaving no stone unturned to perform its social responsibilities well, which included establishment of Industrial Training Institute (ITI) and scholarships for tribal children.

The UCIL, a public sector enterprise of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), was established for mining and processing of uranium ore in India.

The Corporation now runs three underground mines at Jaduguda, Bhatin and Narwapahar, a uranium processing plant at Jaduguda, one recovery plant at Moosaboni to recover the uranium from copper tailings and a magnetite plant to recover the magnetic minerals associated with the uranium ores of Singhbhum. All these units are located in the Singhbhum East district, Jharkhand.

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