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Photographer: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images  Uranium Corp. of India Ltd., which employs about 5,000 people in the mining and processing of uranium, has been operating the mines in Jadugora since 1967.

Text: Jharkhand High Court’s order seeking probe on health deformities near Jadugoda uranium mines

Documents, Jadugoda, Uranium Mining August 23, 2014 at 10:14 am 0 comments

Jharkahand high court in a suo moto action, issues orders re Jadugora Mines. asks the state owned Uranium Corporation of India Ltd 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.

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.”

India’s uranium mines expose villages to radiation: DW Report

India’s uranium mines expose villages to radiation: DW Report

Radiation and Health, Uranium Mining June 26, 2014 at 1:08 pm 1 comment

India plans to source a quarter of its energy from nuclear power by 2050. But this ambitious goal could come at a cost. Radioactive waste from uranium mines in the country’s east is contaminating nearby communities.