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Uranium in Punjab Waters

Punjab Groundwater Most Contaminated in Indian Subcontinent; Heavy Metals Very High in 2139 Villages

While making up less than 2 per cent of India’s landmass, Punjab accounts for 88 per cent of the total habitations in the country that are adversely affected with the presence of heavy metals in groundwater.

BARC reports “toxic metals”/ Uranium in fertilisers as firms avoid costly decontamination process

The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has found high uranium content in diammonium phosphate and single superphosphate fertilisers that do not undergo the costlier decontamination process during production. The conclusion was reached after testing of soil and fertiliser samples.

Study revealed that Chemical, Radiation & Biological Toxicity Rampant in Punjab

Bathinda/Ludhiana, Punjab (February 07, 2013) According to certain media reports: after discovery of high levels of uranium in hair samples of a large number of mentally retarded children in Punjab’s Malwa region last year, another study suggests Punjab has become a hotspot of environmental toxicity of multiple types.

Major cause of concern – Uranium in Punjab waters is 12 times more than safe limit

Chandigarh/New Delhi, India (August 23, 2012): According to a news report published by Hindustan Times (HT) the minister of state for water resources Vincent H. Pala today (August 23, 2012) informed Lok sabha that people in several districts of Punjab were dangerously exposed to deadly effects of uranium through its presence in groundwater.

Rendering population to high risk: Government reinjecting uraminum contaminated water into sub-soil

Chandigarh (August 07, 2012): As per media reports the Punjab government has found a foolish new way of disposing of the wastewater of reverse-osmosis (RO) plants. The uranium-rich water is injected back into the deep earth from where it is drawn for drinking, and the rest is let into village ponds.