The Kolar gold mines, India become nuclear waste dumping site

The Kolar gold mines, India to become a nuclear waste dumping site

11:25 AM, 23rd November 2012
The Kolar gold mines, India to become a nuclear waste dumping site
Kudankulam nuclear power plant. © times of india.

KOLAR, INDIA: The gold mines of Kolar (Karnataka, India) are likely to host the nuclear waste from Tamil Nadu’s Kudankulam power plant. The Indian Union atomic energy ministry and the Nuclear Power Corporation are keen to see the development of a deep-level waste repository at the Kolar Gold Fields (KGF).

The later plan is to convert it into a permanent storage facility for its radioactive waste produced by the Kudankulam power plant. Currently, such radioactive waste is stored at several sites scattered throughout the country. The proposal to convert the gold mines of Kolar into a nuclear dumpsite comes as a rude shock for KGF residents.  

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