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Toxic substances killed fishes in Ranikor: Report
 SHILLONG, April 19 – The Meghalaya government today said preliminary investigation suggests the sudden death of fishes in Ranikor River in West Khasi Hills district is probably due to “use of toxic substances by locals” or coal mining and that uranium radiation has slim chance of causing the deaths. “If uranium radiation was the cause of the deaths, all other aquatic live forms there would have also been affected and there would have been lesions on the fishes. This was not the case,” Minister for Mining and Geology Bindo Lanong said.

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