- Thorium is a naturally occurring radioactive chemical element.
- Exposure to radioactive elements like thorium can cause cancer.
- India has about 50% of World's Thorium reserve.
- Found along the coastal lines of Tamilnadu, Andhra, Orissa.
- In simple words, it is extracted from sand(Monazite sand).
- Illegal Thorium mining in India is estimated at about $1 Trillion.
- Now it is much more than the 2G scam.
Who is affected?
Men like him in this Video who would need less than 1$ a day to survive.
His crime: Worked in one of these mines.