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Modi proud of civilian nuclear deal days after structural flaw revealed in similar Flamanville reactor

During installation of dome at Flamanville Nuclear Plant

On the day after ASN (The Nuclear Safety Authority in France) quietly published the findings of a serious fault in the reactor built by Areva at Flamanville, headlines in India proclaimed our Prime Minister Narendra Modi was out “shopping for nuclear power” in France. Incidentally, this is the reactor India plans for Jaitapur. One would imagine that the …

Clean, Safe, Cheap Nuclear Power – Part 2: The Safe

The last post ends with a table of nuclear incidents in India. The thing is that when it comes to radiation, there isn’t too much difference between clean and safe. Contamination is unsafe. It is also expensive. So, these posts may take specific perspectives, but they are interlinked. Radiation is not safe. Experts are increasingly …

Clean, Safe, Cheap Nuclear Power – Part 1: The Clean

There are a lot of fantasies fed to us in the name of nuclear power. How we need it, how it is the only real option for the power we so desperately need, how it isn’t all that dangerous and so on. There is no space for an alternative view. The government is clear on …

Protesting Nuclear Power

Indian flag photographic collage

As I write and tweet about the ongoing happenings at Fukushima, many take me to be an anti-nuclear activist. With this logic, if I write and tweet about India, I’m probably anti-national too. The bullshit here is that any questioning is opposition. We have lost touch with a key factor of growth – questioning to …

Fukushima Daichi and nuclear safety

Contrasting bits of news coming in from Fukushima Daichi in Japan. And I think, as a country with a raging debate about nuclear power, we need to pay more attention to it. We need to evaluate for ourselves the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power and see how we can achieve safe nuclear energy or …