Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) vide its letter No. AERB/ITSD/RTI/2008/9104 dated 19.09.2008 informed that “Naturally occurring beach sands along the Southern Coast contain the Radioactive Monazite. Epidemiological studies on the cancer incidence rate carried out in these areas indicate no cases of health problems, cancer or kidney failure in these area which can be attributed to the background radiation levels”.
They have further replied that “Monazite mineral by itself cannot be used as fuel in a Nuclear Reactor”.
For one More question AERB replied that “Epidemiological studies carried out in the Naturally high background radiation areas indicate no cases of cancer or any other abnormalities that can be attributed to the background radiation levels”.
This will establish that the allegation made against Rare Mineral Sand Industry is not true.