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High uranium in groundwater in Bihar leaves authorities apprehensive, pattern despatched to Lucknow lab

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High uranium in groundwater in Bihar leaves authorities worried, sample sent to Lucknow lab

By PTI

PATNA: The excessive focus of uranium in groundwater in sure districts in Bihar has left the authorities apprehensive and 100 water samples from ten districts have been despatched to Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) heart in Lucknow for scientific evaluation, a prime official stated.

Presence of uranium in consuming water is a matter of nice concern in respect of public well being, CGWB (Middle-East area) regional director Thakur Brahmanand Singh stated.

“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 instructed PTI right here.

Districts from the place the groundwater samples have been not too long ago collected are Nalanda, Nawada, Katihar, Madhepura, Vaishali, Supaul, Aurangabad, Gaya, Saran and Jehanabad.

“The CGWB, publc health engineering department of Bihar Government and the Geological Survey of India are jointly working towards quantifying uranium concentration in groundwater in the state and also preparing a comprehensive action plan to deal with the situation”, Singh stated.

The uranium focus reported in earlier research within the state can be in contrast with the brand new findings.

The Bureau of Indian Standard has not talked about any customary for uranium in consuming water, whereas the World Health Organisation have set consuming the water requirements for uranium in consuming water as 30 µg/L.

During 2019-20 the CGWB had collected a complete 14377 groundwater samples from shallow wells water sources throughout the nation for the quantification of presence of uranium.

From Bihar 634 samples have been analysed and it was discovered that the focus of the heavy metallic in 11 samples was past the permissible restrict set by WHO, Singh stated.

The evaluation discovered that districts the place groundwater had excessive uranium are Saran, Bhabhua, Khagaria, Madhepura, Nawada, Sheikhpura, Purnea, Kishanganj and Begusarai, he stated.

Explaining its detrimental affect of the heavy metallic, chairman of Bihar State Pollution Control Board Ashok Kumar Ghosh instructed PTI, “Uranium contamination in groundwater is a matter of great concern as it’s hazardous to the well being of these uncovered.

High publicity might trigger bone toxicity and impaired renal perform and most cancers”.

The Board’s examine too discovered uranium contamination within the groundwater in Bihar, he added.

“It took one and a half years for the researchers to come to the conclusion. Studies show that uranium is a chemo-toxic and nephrotoxic heavy metal. This chemotoxicity affects the kidneys and bones in particular,” Ghosh stated.

Uranium concentrations are elevated principally within the north west-south east band alongside and to the east of Gandak river and south of the Ganga river in the direction of Jharkhand, significantly in Gopalganj Siwan, Saran, Patna, Nalanda and Nawada districts, the examine stated.

The examine, which was revealed within the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health in April, 2020, was performed by David Polya and Laura A Richards of the University of Manchester (UK), Ashok Kumar Ghosh and Arun Kumar of Mahavir Cancer Sansthan, Patna.

PATNA: The excessive focus of uranium in groundwater in sure districts in Bihar has left the authorities apprehensive and 100 water samples from ten districts have been despatched to Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) heart in Lucknow for scientific evaluation, a prime official stated.

Presence of uranium in consuming water is a matter of nice concern in respect of public well being, CGWB (Middle-East area) regional director Thakur Brahmanand Singh stated.

“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 instructed PTI right here.

Districts from the place the groundwater samples have been not too long ago collected are Nalanda, Nawada, Katihar, Madhepura, Vaishali, Supaul, Aurangabad, Gaya, Saran and Jehanabad.

“The CGWB, publc health engineering department of Bihar Government and the Geological Survey of India are jointly working towards quantifying uranium concentration in groundwater in the state and also preparing a comprehensive action plan to deal with the situation”, Singh stated.

The uranium focus reported in earlier research within the state can be in contrast with the brand new findings.

The Bureau of Indian Standard has not talked about any customary for uranium in consuming water, whereas the World Health Organisation have set consuming the water requirements for uranium in consuming water as 30 µg/L.

During 2019-20 the CGWB had collected a complete 14377 groundwater samples from shallow wells water sources throughout the nation for the quantification of presence of uranium.

From Bihar 634 samples have been analysed and it was discovered that the focus of the heavy metallic in 11 samples was past the permissible restrict set by WHO, Singh stated.

The evaluation discovered that districts the place groundwater had excessive uranium are Saran, Bhabhua, Khagaria, Madhepura, Nawada, Sheikhpura, Purnea, Kishanganj and Begusarai, he stated.

Explaining its detrimental affect of the heavy metallic, chairman of Bihar State Pollution Control Board Ashok Kumar Ghosh instructed PTI, “Uranium contamination in groundwater is a matter of great concern as it’s hazardous to the well being of these uncovered.

High publicity might trigger bone toxicity and impaired renal perform and most cancers”.

The Board’s examine too discovered uranium contamination within the groundwater in Bihar, he added.

“It took one and a half years for the researchers to come to the conclusion. Studies show that uranium is a chemo-toxic and nephrotoxic heavy metal. This chemotoxicity affects the kidneys and bones in particular,” Ghosh stated.

Uranium concentrations are elevated principally within the north west-south east band alongside and to the east of Gandak river and south of the Ganga river in the direction of Jharkhand, significantly in Gopalganj Siwan, Saran, Patna, Nalanda and Nawada districts, the examine stated.

The examine, which was revealed within the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health in April, 2020, was performed by David Polya and Laura A Richards of the University of Manchester (UK), Ashok Kumar Ghosh and Arun Kumar of Mahavir Cancer Sansthan, Patna.