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During installation of dome at Flamanville Nuclear Plant

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

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 …

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Kudankulam Safety Responsibility of AERB & BARC #mustread

2-10-2012 KUDANKULAM NUCLEAR PLANT SAFETY AERB & BARC RESPONSIBLE. MoEF, CPCB, SPCB MINIMAL FORMAL ROLE. ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS: The National Environment Policy, 2006 sets human beings at the centre of sustainable development. People are entitled to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature. The object of environmental governance is to be achieved by application …

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Kalpakkam: Madras Atomic Power Plant

Get out of the dark ages – Quit Nuclear Power – Part 1: The Cost

Is it time for India to Quit Nuclear Power? Once, US stunned the world with the power of nuclear bombs. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed, and a messy war abruptly ended. Then, atomic energy could also be used for peaceful purposes! India was a newborn country with little more than a reputation for crippling poverty …

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV

Do the Kudankulam protesters have it all wrong? – Media disinformation in action at FirstPost

Recently, FirstPost, which is a kind of news media thing published an article titled “Why the Kudankulam protesters have it all wrong” which ought to have been an informative thing triggering thought on happenings in the country, etc EXCEPT that it wasn’t what it seemed. The only real point it seemed to make is that …

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV

Silence on Research

s I was going through the flood of news on Fukushima, there was a conspiracy theory that the mysterious and highly radioactive black substance being found in many places was actually a decontamination experiment. It was a wild theory, but it caught people’s imagination, because of the discovery of radiotropic fungi at Chernobyl being discussed earlier. These …

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV

Some disagreements with Sonali Ranade’s on Koodankulam

Sonali Ranade made several tweets supporting the go ahead for the Kodankulam plant. I see things differently. This is not to say either of us is right or wrong, but the need for debate (that the government desperately strives to avoid) Share “ “Green signal for Koodankulam is a red signal for our lives” tinyurl.com/6srwllb …

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Fukushima under Control?

After getting the nth explanation of how I was scaremongering and that Fukushima was well under control and there was no reason to worry and the people will soon be returning to the exclusion zone, I don’t know whether to weep with pity for the ignorance our government and media have reduced people to, or …

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