India’s Frontline Magazine: ‘Uranium Crisis’
Frontline, a national magazine published by The Hindu newspaper in India (and no relation to Frontline/World), reports on local populations opposing the Uranium Corporation of India’s (UCIL) plan to expand its mining operations into the states of Andhra Pradesh and Meghalaya. The article examines the opposition’s effect on India’s ambitious plans for nuclear power.
BBC News: ‘Living Next to India’s Uranium Mine’
Reporter Mark Whitaker travels to Jadugoda to visit victims of India’s nuclear ambitions, the disabled children from the village adjacent to the UCIL mines.
Siiconeer Magazine: ‘Toxic Fallout: Jadugoda's Nuclear Nightmare’
Reporter Sunita Dubey argues that the villagers of Jadugoda are the sacrificial lambs of the Indian government’s nuclear policies because of the toxic health hazards caused by the uranium mining there.
Himal Southasian Magazine: Jaduguda Fallout
Ilina Krishnan reports on the uranium pipeline accident of December 2006 and explains the UCIL’s ambitious mining expansion plans in other parts of India.
Los Angeles Times: ‘Blighted Homeland’
In the southwestern United States, reporter Judy Pasternak chronicles the struggles of Native Americans who live on lands contaminated by uranium mining.
Nuclear Power in India
This report from the World Nuclear Association includes information about India’s existing nuclear power reactors, its proposed reactors and uranium resources, which the association called “modest.”
The Anti-Nuclear Alliance of Western Australia offers a wealth of information about Jadugoda on its website, including links to the Indian Supreme Court case filed by Jadugoda villagers against UCIL in 2001.
Dr. Anil Kakodkar’s Speech on Nuclear Power
The website for India’s Department of Atomic Energy features an October 30, 2007, speech by Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Dr. Anil Kakodkar, in which he outlines why the continued development of nuclear energy is so important to the economic growth of the country.
India's Department of Atomic Energy: Timeline of Uranium Discovery
This official Indian government website details the history of uranium in India since 1951, when the “Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research” discovered uranium in Jadugoda.
Jadugoda Uranium Mine Study
Dr. Hiroaki Koide conducted this study for Kyoto University investigating the radioactive contamination in Jadugoda. He concluded that pollution around the tailing ponds is 10 to 100 times higher than normal.
Issues at Jadugoda Uranium Mine
This site includes news updates about uranium mining in Jadugoda. The World Information Service on Energy (WISE) covers the health and environmental impacts of nuclear fuel production around the world.
Uranium Corporation of India Limited
The homepage of the UCIL includes information about the company’s safety and welfare policies, as well as a link to its annual report.