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Spotting uranium deposits with remote sensing technology

India, November 4, 2014: The Atomic Minerals Directorate For Exploration and Research, a unit of the Atomic Energy department, is preparing to explore deposits of heavy metals like uranium, thorium and plutonium in the eastern parts of River Krishna basin in Bagalkot district and Bijapur districts in Karnataka, reports Deccan Herald.

Quoting officials involved in the execution of the survey works, the report stated the authorities are currently preparing for the weeklong task of aerially mapping Kaladgi basin, Badami taluk, Bilagi and Bagalkot taluks, besides Basavana Bagewadi and Muddebihaal taluks of Bijapur district.

The study will help in understanding the quality, quantity and variety of ores available in this region. The survey is being undertaken after a nod from all the departments concerned, since the helicopter will fly at low altitude covering different regions in Bijapur and Bagalkot districts.

Source: Deccan Herald