Uranium content in groundwater varies markedly depending upon geological terrain, climate, proximity of uranium deposits, as well as composition of the water. In India, the average reported range of uranium in groundwater is from 0.01 to 19.6 micrograms/litre (ug/L).


The ministry of environment & forests (MoEF) have cleared the construction of the controversial JSW Energy

Polluting units at an industrial area

Growing pollution thanks to rapid industrialisation has prompted the state government to draw up plans to address the problem.

The state has at least 107 sponge iron plants, which contribute significantly to pollution. Besides, there are several thermal plants and coalfields in Talcher-Angul and Ib valley area.

ANGUL: The core committee for fly ash utilisation of Angul district has decided to use void coal mine and low-lying areas across the district to dump huge quantity of dry ash generated from the power plants in the district.

Six districts in the State, where power is generated, have formed their respective core committees on fly ash utilisation.

SP Sharma

The joint action committee of residents of the town formed against air pollution being caused by the thermal power house of the PSEB here has decided to file a petition on the issue in the High Court as the authorities concerned have failed to check the emission of ash that is playing with the health of people.

Incorporating the beneficial use of industrial by-products into the industrial ecology of an urban region as a substitute or supplement for natural aggregate can potentially reduce life cycle impacts.

NAGAPATTINAM: Cauvery Farmers

ANGUL: In order to dispose of over burdened ash in its ponds, Nalco has decided to give cash incentives to the lifters. At present Nalco is providing pond ash free of cost to the end-users.

Around 7,000 million tonnes of fly ash is generated at Nalco