Setu like a cyclotron accumulating thorium, making India a nuclear resource zone

published on June 11, 2008

like a cyclotron accumulating thorium, making India a nuclear resource zone

It is
now common knowledge that beach sands are being exported and that these sands
contain strategic metals: thorium, titanium. Thorium is strategic for the
nation’s nuclear programme; titanium is strategic for the nation’s space
programme. These strategic metals should NOT be allowed to be exported in any
form or formulation and retained as nation’s reserves for nation’s integrity
and energy independence. It is also reliably learnt that thorium from IREL’s stockpiles is also

Strategic metals and resources of India Jayaram’s article on thorium
placers is also confirmed by US Geological Survey at

gives Sethu a nuke twist

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you think that this world’s weath should be safeguarded? Who is in charge for
the security of this world’s wealth, nation’s wealth?



RSS Gives Sethu a nuke twist

Girish Kuber MUMBAI  (Economic Times, Bangalore, Page 3)

    RASHTRIYA Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has found more
credible reasons to oppose the Centre’s controversial Ram Setu project. The
Sangh has pointed out that the project will severely impact the country’s
nuclear programme and undersea mineral resources.

a scientific twist to its stance against the demolition of Ram Setu (Adam’s bridge) under the Sethusamudram Shipping Canal
Project (SSCP), the Sangha has cautioned that rich deposits of Thorium,
considered important for energy independence, would be disturbed if the Ram
Setu is destroyed.

Rs 2,300 crore SSCP has been mired in controversy ever since it was inaugurated
by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in July 2005. The decision to destroy the Rama
Setu, the ancient bridge between India
and Sri Lanka, as the Sangh
claims, is against India’s
heritage, religious sentiments, environment and the poor farmers of Tamil Nadu.

international banker Dr S Kalyanaraman, who is currently spearheading Sangh’s
mission to enlighten people on the project, in a detailed presentation to a
select group of mediamen harped on country’s energy security vis-a-vis the
project. He referred to various studies that have reported precious mineral
deposits including that of thorium on a coastline close to Ram Setu. A large
deposit of titanium too has been found in the region around the sethu.

uranium is the only naturally occurring fissile element directly usable in a
nuclear reactor, India
has just about 0.8% of the world’s uranium reserves and as such is dependent on
import. But it’s been proved beyond doubt that thorium can replace uranium.

should we jeopardise these thorium deposits,” he asked. According to official
data, India has around 3,00,000 tonnes of thorium reserves — third largest in
the world — in the beach sands of Manavalakurichi in Tamil Nadu, Aluva and
Chavara in Kerala and Chatrapura in Orissa. “These deposits are waiting to be
tapped. The setu acts like a cyclotron accumulating placer deposits. This
natural system will be destroyed if the project is implemented,” Dr
Kalyanaraman said.

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