The source, World Island Review, "does not seem to exist".
The historian Kisari Mohan Ganguli mentioned is probably long dead. If you Google his name you'll find he published his translation The Mahabharata in 1883-1896.
It also doubts the existence of archeologist Francis Taylor.
Here's the sight I was looking at. I'm not sure how reliable it is. Link (see "Radioactive Ash in Rajasthan", India)
Also, I think Antares might have been right in questioning the lingering levels of high radiation. Although I don't think it would be from uranium. I think neutron radiation from the blast makes other substances in fallout radioactive, but for a shorter time than uranium or plutonium. I could be wrong.
But aren't Hiroshima and Nagasaki lived in today? The article said, "One researcher estimates that the nuclear bomb used was about the size of the ones dropped on Japan in 1945". So, shouldn't the radiation problems be worse in Hiroshima and Nagasaki since those were more recent?
Edited by gnalaj, 17 April 2004 - 03:19 AM.