In Meghalaya an autonomous council decided to investigate the suspected leakage from the tank allegedly containing radioactive remnants of the exploratory uranium mining in 1993.
In the month if September the citizen had reported about an explosion in the tank which stores the toxic effluents at Nongbah Jynrin in the South West Khasi Hills district.
The KHADC (Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council) said about the issue of leakage which will be taken by the residential Forest Special Committee as well of the Forest and the Environment Department.
On 4th November, Macdalyn Sawkmie Mawlong, told “We cannot ignore the effects of radiation on the health of people. We have decided to probe the leakage from the tank that could contaminate the area irreversibly”.
The environment consisted of Meghalaya, Bremley W.B. Lyngdoh researched on the contamination level and used the instrument to measure the radiation. He found that the ionizing radiation of 1093 counts per minute from the single spot.
In 1970s the AMD had started its operations in the Meghalaya and the exploratory drilling in the areas where the high number of Uranium is present in the south west Khasi hills district in 1993.
After some conflicts the AMD stopped the exploratory mining. In the year 2016 the Meghalaya Government revoked its 2009 decision and granting permission to the UCIL to guide the exploratory works on the 422 hectares of land.
The high-grade deposits of uranium ore in India is Meghalaya which has an estimated of 9.22 million.