Meghalaya govt to appoint expert team to investigate alleged uranium leak
Following several revelations made by Economist Bremley Lyngdoh and members of the KSU that uranium effluent tanks at South West Khasi Hills are leaking, the Meghalaya government has decided to appoint expert agency to investigate. Deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong announced this on Friday.
Tynsong added that the chief secretary will notify the government once the committee is formed. So far the government has not given any timeframe for the completion if this investigation .
Earlier, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma had assured that the state government would look into the matter.
On September 21, reports emerged on social media that a uranium effluent tank in South West Khasi Hills had cracked leading to leakage of suspected radioactive material. A magisterial inquiry ruled out the incident. Deputy Commissioner of SWKH, Cara Kharkongor had informed EastMojo that no such leakage took place.
On October 9, Economist Bremley Lyngdoh along with members of the Khasi Students' Union had visited the site and noticed the leakages and also recorded a high level of radiation at the site.