Political party, youth bodies oppose uranium mining

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Political party, youth bodies oppose uranium mining

Shillong, Aug 26 (PTI) The Cabinet's decision to lease land to Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) for pre-project development works is facing stiff opposition from one of its political partners and youth bodies in the state, saying the move will create health hazards.

"Uranium mining will destroy the ecology and create health hazards. We will oppose the project since there is no proof that the effects of radiation could be contained," H S Lyngdoh, president of Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP), which is a partner in the Congress led government, said here last night.

While protesting the Cabinet's decision, Khasi Students' Union (KSU) president Samuel B Jyrwa and members of Langrin Youth Welfare Association (LYWA) alleged the developmental activities would not benefit the people but were aimed at serving the long-term interests of UCIL.
 

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