Moneycontrol PRO
Live: Commodity Markets Live: Oil Below $90; What Explains The Fall?
you are here: HomeNewsIndia

High uranium in groundwater in Bihar leaves authorities worried

Presence of uranium in drinking water is a matter of great concern in respect of public health, CGWB (Middle-East region) regional director Thakur Brahmanand Singh said.

August 06, 2022 / 01:06 PM IST

The high concentration of uranium in groundwater in certain districts in Bihar has left the authorities worried and 100 water samples from ten districts have been sent to Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) center in Lucknow for scientific analysis, a top official said.

Presence of uranium in drinking water is a matter of great concern in respect of public health, CGWB (Middle-East region) regional director Thakur Brahmanand Singh said.

The water samples have been sent for isotopic uranium analysis through Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) method which measures isotopic ratios at a reasonably high accuracy. The future course of action will be decided only after getting the report, he told
PTI
first published: Aug 6, 2022 01:06 pm
Sections
ISO 27001 - BSI Assurance Mark