Dangerous radiation at UCIL's Jaduguda plant: IPPNW

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Jamshedpur, Nov 15 (UNI) International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear Weapon (IPPNW), an international medical organisation dedicated to preventing nuclear war and abolishing nuclear weapons, has claimed of hazardous radiation at Jaduguda plant of Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) and its surrounding areas here.

IPPNW, the Nobel prize winner organisation, claimed this yesterday and said the government to make public, the official datas related to this hazardous level of radiation at Jaduguda plant.

''The wastes of uranium and other metals were spread in open and people were living near it which is very dangerous,'' said Professor Tilman Alfred Ruff, vice-chairman and member, Board of Directors of the IPPNW, after visiting Jaduguda and its nearby areas.

Prof Ruff, who has come to India for 'I CAN', an international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons, claimed that ''3000 workers who were working in the mines of Jaduguda had not been provided equipments to detect radiation level. Radiation has also spread in the soil of the area.'' UNI XC KK BST1002

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