Russia intends to construct three enterprises for the underground mining of uranium, stated Vyacheslav Korotkov, the general director of Atomredmetzoloto, the Russian mining company. According to Korotkov, a strategy to develop the uranium-mining industry for the period until 2025 has been elaborated in Russia. As AKM informs, the construction of three factories for underground leach mining of uranium will start next year in the framework of the development strategy. According to this technology, alkaline solution is pumped into the uranium deposit to dissolve uranium resources and then useful components come to special wells. This technology is absolutely harmless from an ecological point of view, because it does not presuppose the construction of open mines. The enterprises will be constructed in the Kurgan region and in Buryatia. To set up such an enterprise $35-80bn will be necessary depending on the level of the development of the transport system of the region.
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