Uranium-riddled Groundwater Reported in Holy City of Varanasi

VARANASI, India – While India’s magical state of Jharkhand usually monopolizes headlines regarding radioactive groundwater content, a team of researchers recently made national newspaper The Hindu when they conducted a study that found a high presence of Uranium in Varanasi’s underground supply.

Varanasi, a holy city on the banks of Ganges, was first cited to have higher than normal uranium content in a 1990s report published by geology professors G C Chowdhary and S K Agarwal. The recently publicized discovery came as a surprise to authorities. Read more on the city’s contaminated aquifers here.

Source: The Hindu

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