Wednesday, November 16, 2011
JADUGODA (JHARKAND): THE DARKER SIDE OF INDIA'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM
Jadugoda, located in the mineral-rich Singhbum district of Jharkhand, is the chief source of Uranium in India, providing fuel for the nuclear reactors. However, the uranium comes at a colossal human cost. In this case, those paying the price are adivasis (indigenous population), the Santhal, Munda and Ho tribes. Due to the proximity of the mine, a large number of villagers suffer from cancer, skin diseases, physical deformities, blindness, brain damage, disruption of menstrual cycle or loss of fertility. Villagers, evicted from their lands, work as miners and are exposed to a heavy dose of radiation. Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL), responsible for operating the mine refutes the allegations and refuses to acknowledge the problems. However, independent researchers believe that it is difficult to conceive of any reason, other than radiation, for the human and environmental catastrophe. This site has been created to provide a window to outside world to Jadugoda and its problems, a creation of our own. In the hope that those responsible for creating problems can also work towards addressing them.
Jadugoda is a tribal populated area in singhbhum district of BIHAR(India).it first come into prominence when uranium deposits were discover in the area by uranium corporation of India Ltd(UCIL). Jadugoda is India's only uranium mine UCIL make no attempt to protect the lives of the people and the environment of the area .the unsafe mining of uranium has resulted in excessive radiation leading to genetic mutation and slow death. medical reports reveal that the impact of radiation on the lives of the tribals has been devastating.
THE DARKER SIDE OF INDIA'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM
Accident at Jadugoda
Black Magic of Uranium at Jadugoda
Uranium-poisoned villagers point to Irresponsible India
In pictures: Living by India's uranium mine
Why are people affected?
'Cannot speak or walk'
Guria and her father
23 years on a bed
Problems through life
NUCLEAR POWER - URANIUM CRISIS
Eyewitness: Radioactivity doesn't stop at the mines in Jaduguda
The most affected Durku village that falls within the Jaduguda site . People living in this belt are affected by serious illnesses like thalassemia ,
cancer , retardation and many incurable skin diseases due to Uranium radiation since many years . March 11 , 2007
Boy suffering the reward of radiation.....
Road to jaduguda
A deformed existence
Indian Tribes Dig In to Fight Uranium Mine
Photos of radiation affected children in Jadugodda in Jharkhand, India.
Toxic Mining in Tribal India
Spills at Jaduguda Uranium Mine, Jharkhand, India
Tailings pipeline burst
BUDDHA WEEPS IN JADUGODA
Atomic Radiation is More Harmful to Women
Jadugoda The Black Magic
About this Film
This 10-minute documentary, based on the 2007 study, Black Magic of Uranium at Jadugoda, conducted by the Indian Doctors for Peace and
Development (IDPD Patna chapter), explores the harsh realities of indigenous peoples living near the Jadugoda mine, mill and tailings dam in
the mineral-rich Singhbum district of Jharkhand, India.
Jaduguda: Villages and woes