IAEA Allays Fears Over Uranium Mining Effects

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Former Governor for India of the Vienna-headquartered International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), TP Sreenivasan has allayed fears over the effects of uranium mining, saying that the belief the activity caused radioactivity is a “misunderstanding”.

“It is a misunderstanding that uranium mining can cause radioactivity. It is not true because uranium gets radioactive only when it is enriched. Otherwise, uranium is just like any other soil as it has got no radiation,” Sreenivasan told The Shillong Times on the sidelines of a function here on Sunday.

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