Andhra Pradesh

Expert panel submits report to PCB on UCIL

The expert committee that visited the plant of Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) at Thummalapalle submitted its report to the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) on Wednesday.

After visiting the villages located in the vicinity of the plant, the committee had come to the view that the residents were indeed victims as they were suffering from skin-related diseases, and urged the State government to conduct medical camps at the earliest. With complaints of groundwater contamination, the committee also saw a need to set up water treatment plants to provide safe drinking water to the affected villages.

The committee, comprising scientists and officials, recommended monthly meetings between the plant’s authorities and the villagers to sort out problems that might crop up from time to time.

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