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B’NGIR MP WRITES TO PM FOR SURVEY Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
B’NGIR MP WRITES TO PM FOR SURVEY
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Balangir MP Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo has expressed concern over rise in cancer related deaths in atomic energy centres among people in the age group of 29-50 years due to exposure to radiation and demanded a detailed survey on the health risk to human beings in all the atomic power stations in India.
In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently, Singh Deo cited a RTI reply mentioning that a total of 3,387deaths among staff of the 19 atomic centers in the country have occurred in the last 20 years and 2,600 of them are due to cancer. As per the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) the units of occupational exposure to radiation should not be higher than 50 mSv (millisevert) in a year and the annual average dose over the five years should not exceed over 20 mSv, pointed out Singh Deo. To know the exact cause of the rising cancer deaths in atomic centers and the amount of radiation exposure, Singh Deo demanded a survey. He said it is essential to know the number of people died; how long they were exposed to radiation; any relation between radiation and cancer; measures to be undertaken to protect them and measures taken to protect the persons employed in the atomic plants.