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AMD being a member of DAE committee for evaluation of sites for nuclear establishments, carries out geotechnical, seismotectonic and geological studies of the proposed site for nuclear facilities including nuclear power plants.

The activities include integration and analyses of all available geological, geophysical, tectonic and seismic data for preparation of seismotectonic maps. The earthquake potential of the structural elements, identification of seismogenic structures and seismotectonic provinces are evaluated. Interpretation of geophysical data, such as, gravity, magnetic and 2Dseismic survey, are carried out for delineation as well as confirmation of lineaments and faults in the study area. Remote sensing studies using high resolution satellite imageries followed by ground investigations are also carried out. Similar studies are carried out for selection of the sites for radioactive waste repositories, heavy water plants, nuclear fuel complex, tailing ponds and irradiation plants. Geological mapping, drilling, litho logging, RQD index and geotechnical studies of borehole core samples, petro-mineralogical and geo-chemical studies of rock samples related to the proposed sites provides valuable input for site evaluation. Investigative geological and seismotectonic reports submitted by other agencies, as well as draft revised safety guides AERB, are also critically examined.