There’s too much uranium in India’s water, and nobody’s watching it

Uranium, known for its radioactive properties, has been found in predominant quantities in India’s groundwater across 16 states. This is the first time that the extent of uranium present in the country’s groundwater has been evaluated.

According to a study in the Environmental Science and Technology Letters, the prevalence of uranium in the country’s groundwater is well above the acceptable standard set forth by the World Health Organisation (WHO). But, as of now, India doesn’t follow any standards to monitor uranium levels.

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