China Says a Large Uranium Mine Discovered
Beijing: China, which has undertaken a big expansion of nuclear power generation, has been boosted by the discovery of a large uranium deposit in the northern regions.
The mine, ranking as the country’s largest leaching sandstone-type uranium deposit identified so far, was found in central Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, state-run Xinhua quoted an announcement by the Ministry of Land and Resources as saying today.
The discovery, which makes the site one of the world’s top uranium mines, has great significance for boosting domestic uranium supplies and ensuring energy sources for developing nuclear power, the ministry said, without elaborating on the mine’s size.
The site was discovered along with a “super-size” coal mine, the reserve of which was estimated at 51 billion tonnes, the ministry said.
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