Environmental economist, Dr. Bremley Wanbantei B Lyngdoh today told said that he is exploring technologies to clean up the contaminated water and soil from radioactive particles at Nongbah-Jynrin village in South West Khasi Hills district.
“I am exploring some new technologies from different countries to clean up contaminated water and soil from radioactive particles and also reduce the radiation levels. I am talking with independent scientists from the Center for Science and Environment in New Delhi to do their independent assessment of the tanks and the radiation levels and come up with concrete long term solutions,” he told Highland Post.
He added, “I am trying my best to do my little part to safe our people and future generations.”
Recently Lyngdoh had claimed that radiation from the storage tanks of the Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL) in Nongbah-Jynrin is more than three times over the danger mark.
Lyngdoh visited the area and carried out a test using the Geiger counter, which detected about 145 counts per minute (CPM) of radiation in the area where the tanks are located while the radiation level in the river nearby is maximum about 360 CPM.