ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Number Game-Occupational Health Hazards at Indian Rare Earths Plant

Occupational Health Hazards at Indian Rare Earths Plant V T Padmanabhan The Department of Atomic Energy is currently pushing forward its ambitious plan involving a ten-fold expansion of nuclear power generation by the year 2000. This would involve the setting up of a number of nuclear establishments and would expose a number of people, workers and neighbouring communities to varying degrees of excess radiation. The Indian Rare Earths is the only DAE venture which has completed 30 years of operation, which incidentally is the average latency for cancer which is just one of the health hazards of exposure to radiation.

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