Alarming Mercury contamination in Singrauli
A recent study found alarming level of mercury contamination in the coal hub of Sonbhadra in Singrauli (Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh border). Mercury was detected in the hair and nails of villagers. Over 900 villagers submitted their concerns. The green court (NGT) has ordered a temporary ban on further expansion in the region.
Over 249 villages have been declared affected by pollution. The region generates 15% of India’s energy needs everyday.
You may also like
Paddy cultivation drop 30% due to deficient rain
Paddy cultivation drops 30% due to deficient rain
THE REGIONAL PRESS: Uttar Pradesh
AIR POLLUTION: WHO rates India worst polluted; Govt says “situation improved”; Clean Air Plan “lacks urgency”
AIR POLLUTION: Coal plants get 5 more yrs to spew toxics, ‘Most polluted’ four, 95% breathe toxic air