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India’s Uranium Boss Says Deformed Children May Be `Imported’

Confronted with reports villages near Uranium Corp. of India Ltd.’s mines have unusually high numbers of physically deformed people, Chairman Diwakar Acharya said: “I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of those guys are imported from elsewhere, ok?”

A Bloomberg News report on July 9 highlighted the struggles of the locals with disease and early deaths -- and the suspicion they shared with some environmental activists that the health conditions are linked to mining waste.