Mining Misery

Number 26614
Subject Mining
Source Bloomberg Business News (Princeton, N.J.)
State
Year 2014
Publication Date July 9, 2014, December 5, 2014, December 17, 2014
Summary These stories established the deep human toll of extractive industries in India, a country where official corruption, a push for economic growth and a lack of environmental regulation and enforcement have combined to leave millions of ordinary Indians at risk. Our pieces told that story from three different vantage points -- villagers in the shadow of a uranium mining operation in eastern India, locals left at risk of mercury poisoning from coal mines and coal-burning utilities in central India and a group of college students from southern India who met a tragic end during a field trip to the country's north, where illegal sand mining flourishes.
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Keywords India; environment, villager; uranium
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