Health Hazards and Environmental Issues at the Uranium Mine Near Tatanagar, India

  • S.K. Sharma
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)


The problem is uranium has always been a highly dangerous material that poisons people and the environment. Uranium mining near Tatanagar in the state of Jharkhand in India, is no exception it. The waste from this process is packed into drums and sent again to uranium mine to be dumped in the tailing dams. The contents of these dams are highly radioactive, even though uranium has been extracted but the remaining ‘uranium tailing” material remains active in the atmosphere for many years. This poisonous nuclear waste has caused unimaginable health damage to the local people, animals and the environment.


Local People Thermal Water Uranium Mine Thermal Spring Local Habitant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S.K. Sharma
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  1. 1.Department of Environmental EducationCarman SchoolDehradunIndia

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