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Public hearing held for UCIL project in Kadapa

Written by: Staff

Hyderabad, Sep 10 (UNI) A public hearing was held today at Tummalapalle in Kadapa district with regard to environmental clearance to a Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) project.

The UCIL, a Public Sector Undertaking was engaged in mining and processing of uranium ore required for the Nuclear Power Programme.

Presently it was operating mines in Jaduguda, Bhatin, Narwapahar and Turamidh. UCIL was spreading its operations in different parts of the country where viable uranium deposits were available.

The Kadapa District Collector, T Krishna Babu, chaired the public hearing as part of the process of giving environmental clearances from the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board and Union Ministry of Environment and Forests for the UCIL Project at Tummalapalle.

The representatives of the Department of Atomic Energy and UCIL presented papers and appraised the public about the benefits of the project and its environmental impact.

The estimated cost of the project was Rs 1,029.57 crore and it would bring high employment potential to the locals. The plant capacity was 9,00,000 tonnes per year and would require 879 hectares of land. The project would have state of the art technology and would have a large green belt area around the plant.


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