Key findings from India day 1
- Indian and Japanese scientists have found that Indian citizens living downstream from the country’s enormous uranium mining and processing complex are routinely exposed to exceptionally high levels of radiation.
- The Indian government has either rebuffed or suppressed some of these findings, insisting that any illnesses are caused by poverty, not radiation.
- Evidence presented in confidence to a state court shows that the state-owned operations have repeatedly flouted international safety standards.
- Illnesses attributed by residents and local groups to the radioactive pollution include infertility and birth defects.