A study was conducted in two villages of Punjab (under the NATP project) during 2002

Experts rule out harm to health
The much-awaited report filed by the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, has ruled out any possible danger to the health of people staying in Punjab due to the presence of uranium.

Granite in Haryana a possible source uranium has contaminated milk, wheat, pulses and water in Bathinda district in Punjab, a study by scientists of Amritsar


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Bathinda: The Department of Atomic Energy, Mumbai, today said testing the environment samples it took to detect uranium, was a time-consuming process and denied the statement on a report of samples in 10 days. The department said the samples taken by the DAE team from Faridkot were of soil, water and vegetation and needed a thorough analysis to reach a conclusion on exact facts.

Jalandhar: Detection of high level of uranium in water in the Malwa belt of Punjab, especially in Bathinda, Faridkot, Mansa, Sangrur, Muktsar and Moga districts, have virtually halted the installation of reverse osmosis (RO) plants, set up by the state government, for safe water to villagers.

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Faridkot, on orders of the Deputy Commissioner, Faridkot, today went to the Baba Farid Centre for Special Children and forcibly cut hair of children who cannot speak. The CMO, along with a team of doctors, was at the centre to take blood and hair samples of children.

Chandigarh: The curious finding of uranium in the hair and bodies of mentally and physically challenged children in Faridkot has impelled the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) to send an investigative team to Faridkot. S K Malhotra, DAE spokesperson in Mumbai, told TOI,

Faridkot: High levels of radioactive element in special children: Experts collect water samples

After finding high levels of uranium in the hair samples of differently-abled children, experts have now sent water samples for testing to find the source of this radioactive element.