Gangotri was 10 when the first boil appeared on her leg — an itchy pustule that soon led to others. Two years later today, both her legs are covered in scabby blisters that continue to spread. Doctors haven’t been able to diagnose her condition or cure it. Gangotri is a chirpy, carefree child — she unselfconsciously showed us the skin disease (pictured above the headline) that has so changed her life. However, the mood in her village — Kottala in Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh — is one of anger. Gangotri isn’t the only one to suffer from the mysterious ailment, other cases abound, as do other conditions: unheard-of diseases, death of livestock, loss of crops. Bad news is in plenty, and residents point to one culprit: the neighbouring Tummalapalle uranium mine.
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Buyout of Uramin by Areva: the Paris Court of Appeal orders new indictments. In 2007, Areva, then led by Anne Lauvergeon, acquired this Canadian mining company for 1.8 billion euros. A financial fiasco on which justice leads several investigations. The Paris Court of Appeal ordered further indictments including the former boss of the group.
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