Resources | VOL. 8, ISSUE 47, March-April 2008 |

Grannies active against Uranium

For a woman her age, Spility Langrin Lyngdoh is remarkably active. You could perhaps attribute it to a potentially radioactive mineral she drinks, eats and sleeps on. Lyngdoh, 82, is one of the matriarchs of Domiasiat, a uranium rich region in West Khasi hills of Meghalaya, in Northeast India. And like others, she knows how difficult life can be if the 'monster mineral' is aroused from its subterranean bed. The diminutive grandma claims she has seen the devil in the...

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