Spot verification did not reveal any mishap but district authorities have sought a detailed report
The authorities of a Meghalaya district bordering Bangladesh have sought a detailed report on an “explosion” in a concrete tank allegedly containing radioactive remnants of an exploratory uranium mining in 1993.
The local police have, however, ruled out any mishap or mischief after a spot verification.
Donald Thabah, general secretary of the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU), said the tank “storing toxic effluents” at Nongbah Jynrin village in South West Khasi Hills district had exploded on September 21. The union’s district unit president Forwardman Nongrem said locals reported the explosion and were reminded of a past instance when the tank cracked to emit foul smell.
The KSU had played a major role in the winding up of the uranium exploratory mining operation, which locals…