ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Radiation Incident in Mayapuri: Disquieting Signals to Labour

The nuclear radiation in a scrap market in west Delhi's Mayapuri area, in April 2010, which led to the death of a worker and fatal injuries to many others is a shocking reminder of weaknesses in the system for tracking minor radioactive substances. Based on insights from Mayapuri, this commentary discusses the acute absence of occupational safety and health measures for workers in the informal sector, especially for those who work in extremely precarious and inhuman conditions.

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