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Nuclear institute finds uranium in Guangdong ores

By Lyu Chang ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-10-16 08:08:54

A top nuclear research institute has discovered the existence of natural metallic uranium in China, disproving a previous belief it could exist only as a compound naturally, thus requiring extraction treatment.

A team from Beijing Research Institute of Uranium Geology at China National Nuclear Corporation has found ores containing metallic uranium in northern Guangdong province, which could help provide a secure supply to China's ever-growing nuclear industry.

Li Ziying, its president and senior geologist, said the team used a ground-breaking technique called X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy in its study.

Nuclear institute finds uranium in Guangdong ores

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