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Uranium poisoning water in 46 villages

Source: Deccan Chronicle, Date: , 2014

After fluoride, it has been found that ground water in 46 villages under Peddacherlapallil, Chandrasekhara Puram and Chimakurthy mandals in Prakasam district contains uranium. This was revealed in a chemical analysis test conducted by the rural water supply department at a testing lab in Hyderabad. Groundwater in Diwakarapuram village under P.C. Palli mandal contains the highest traces of uranium, 48.863 parts per billion (ppb), and in Hariramarajapalem Colony it is 41.818 ppb. Similarly, the groundwater at Harijana Colony contains 35.369 ppb of uranium and it is 28.093 ppb in P.C. Palli mandal. In Chandrasekhara Puram mandal, groundwater contains 17,723 ppb uranium and at Aripalem its 10.828 ppb. In Naidupalem village itís 3.233 ppb and in Bandlamudi Chimakurthy mandal it is 4.775 ppb.

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