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Inside Indias secure uranium processing facility

JADUGODA, JHARKAHND, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 03: Inside Indias highly secure and rarely visited uranium processing facility at Turamidih Uranium Mill in the Jadugoda complex. The yellow substance seen on the conveyor belt is called Yellow Cake or Urania and is an intermediate form of uranium after it has been mined. It is mostly triuranium octoxide or U3O8, it is usually not very radioactive. Uranium is usually found in small quantities in the ore and complex processing extracts the ore. The Uranium can then be used to make electricity in nuclear power plants or enriched and then used to make nuclear weapons or atom bombs. India aspires to ramp up its nuclear energy program by setting by several nuclear parks. It is uranium from these mines that helped India explode nuclear bombs at Pokharan. (Photo by Pallava Bagla/Corbis via Getty Images)
Inside Indias secure uranium processing facility
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