ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Unwrapping Nuclear Power

WEEKLYECONOMIC AND POLITICAL Unwrapping Nuclear Power For over 30 years uranium, which has powered the Indian nuclear power industry, has been mined at Jaduguda, a predominantly tribal area in Bihar. And for three decades those who mined and separated the highly radioactive ore have been working and living in a high-risk environment. In addition, the department of atomic energy has also chosen Jaduguda as a disposal site for its radioactive waste. For many years now there have been frequent allegations that radiation safety in the mines and in the surrounding areas with regard to the waste effluents and the tailings ponds has not been adequate. There have been many reports of radiation-related sicknesses and its long-term health consequences. Two organisations, the Jharkhandis

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