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Nuclear scientists in India allege victimisation: reveal unsafe practices, deliberate polluting of sea
More importantly, some of the issues raised by the scientists go much beyond the departmental issues and pertain to the deliberate safety malpractices of the BARC.
The hurry to enter into these agreements is baffling since it is unclear what the long-term future of the expensive flagship EPR will be once EDF takes full charge of Areva. Energy experts say the EPR’s design issues and costs dragged down Areva and EDF is unlikely to want a similar fate for itself.
Insuring nuclear suppliers using Indian tax payers’ money – how nationalist is diluting liability, Mr. PM?
On the eve of India’s Republic Day, the Modi government has announced that it will arm-twist the public-owned General Insurance Company(GIC) to provide insurance cover for the nuclear suppliers. Though the exact details are still not clear, the media reports suggest that the Indian government has found a roundabout way for the US nuclear suppliers’ like Westinghouse and General Electric (GE) which have been lobbying to affect an amendment in the Nuclear Liability Act of 2010 ever since its inception. Touted as a big breakthrough during President Obama’s ongoing visit, this move is clearly a capitulation to the long-standing demand on the issue.