Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) plans Uranium mining project in Lambapur and Peddagutta villages in P.A. Pally mandal of Nalgonda district in Andhra Pradesh. It is estimated that there are an estimated 11.02 million tonnes of uranium reserves spread over 1,326 acres, including a part of the Rajiv Gandhi Tiger reserve sanctuary. The proposal to set up a hydro-metallurgical plant was reportedly accepted by a high-level technical committee . The Andhra Pradesh government announced that the government supports that the proposed mining of uranium and setting up of a refinery plant in Nalgonda district. Government also assured in the state legislative Assembly that all environmental safeguards would be taken before giving the final permission  The announcement made by the government drew criticism from members of all the Opposition parties. This includes Telegu Dedham Party and the Left Parties. Opposing the proposed uranium mining, the members expressed the apprehension that radioactive material would contaminate Krishna river water and expose people in the surrounding areas as well as those living in Hyderabad to serious health hazards . It may be noted that the proposed mines are just 1 km from human habitation, hardly 10 km from Nagarjunsagar dam and barely 4 km from Akkampalli reservoir  It is observed that there are traces of uranium content were at much higher levels in Osman Sagar (5.8 micro grams per litre), Himayat Sagar (7.8 micro grams per litre) and Hussain Sagar (20.0 micro grams per litre) than in the Nagarjuna Sagar dam where the level is within the limits at 2 micro grams per litre as prescribed by the Atomic Energy Commission . Experts charge the UCIL is not careful about the possible contamination of water bodies located in the area. Even the citizens of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, who have been drinking water from Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar lakes would have been more prone to radiation-related hazards than the people of Nalgonda .