Court orders Uranium Corp. to probe deformities near Jadugoda

Court orders Uranium Corp. to probe deformities near Jadugoda

Jadugoda, Uranium Mining August 23, 2014 at 9:45 am 0 comments

India’s sole uranium mining company is being ordered by a regional court to disclose radiation levels and the presence of any heavy metals in soil and water in a cluster of villages with reports of unusual numbers of deformed and sick children.

Agnu Murmu spoke to Al Jazeera about the crisis days before he died of cancer [Sanjay Pandey/Al Jazeera]

Jadugoda: uranium mining fuels health crisis

“The government and the company don’t give a damn whether the tribal people live or die,” said Ghanshyam Birulee. “The government is treating us as guinea pigs to fulfill its greed for Uranium.”

Murder of anti-uranium mining activist of JOSH

Murder of anti-uranium mining activist of JOSH

Jadugoda, State Repression, Uranium Mining August 8, 2014 at 1:26 pm 0 comments

As we all on 6th commemorate the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing JMACC (Jharkhand Mines Area Coordination Committee) and JOSH (Jharkhandis Organisation for Struggling Humans) activist are burying one of their senior activist. Salku Chaki 32 father of three small children was brutally murdered on 4th August.

Four-year-old Kartik Gope has weakness in his limbs and can't keep his head from flopping to his shoulders. His mother feeds him in their home in Bango. Local doctors have examined many of these stricken children in local clinics and the results are a mis-mash of conflicting diagnoses, even for siblings with the same symptoms. Photography: Redux for Bloomberg.com

What’s Killing the Children in Jadugoda, India’s Uranium Mines?

Jadugoda, Uranium Mining July 10, 2014 at 11:34 am 0 comments

For years, these desperately poor people living in scattered villages in the shadow of these mines have been tormented by a mystery: What’s causing the wasting diseases that are deforming and killing so many of their children?