Uranium Mining in Jadugoda:


"I have had three miscarriages
and lost five children within a week of their births," says Hira Hansda, a miner's
wife. "Even after 20 years of marriage we have no children today." Now in her
late forties, she sits outside her mud hut in Jadugoda Township, site of one of
the oldest uranium mines in the Indian nuclear materials production complex.

The Uranium
Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) operates
that mine, part of a cluster of four
underground and one open cast mines and
two processing plants, in East Singbhum district in the Eastern
Indian state of Jharkhand. The deepest plunges almost one kilometer into the
earth.

Incorporated
as a public sector enterprise under the Department of Atomic Energy

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