“There is radiation everywhere on earth. Mining in Nalgonda will not increase it.” This comment of S D Prasad, adviser to public sector undertaking Uranium Corporation of India Limited, typifies the Indian authorities’ disregard for the impact of uranium

Uranium rich Meghalaya tells mining PSU

it takes just a few pounds of plutonium or uranium to create a nuclear bomb. If a small amount of these elements were to land up in the wrong hands, then it would prove disastrous. "The threat is

the traditional owners of the Jabiluka uranium mine site in Australia won a reprieve in their battle to halt the project when the company, Energy Resources Australia ( era ), "temporarily'

The Meghalaya government is taking no chances even though uranium mining in the state has been given a clean chit by a high-level team led by Atomic Energy Commission chairperson R Chidambaram.

Villagers, students, welfare organisations and opposition parties have come together and formed a council to protest the proposed mining and processing of uranium in Meghalaya