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Nuclear Safety Regimes and India: What the Silence on the latest Fukushima Crisis Tells Us

Sonali Huria| The Leaflet  THE new year has begun on a grim note with a toxic gas leak at the Rourkela Steel Plant in Odisha on 6 January, which claimed the lives of four contractual workers. This is the latest in a disconcerting string of industrial accidents in India over the last fewRead More

Nuclear accidents, as seen through the history of water-related disasters

Nuclear accidents, as seen through the history of water-related disasters

Nuclear and water April 14, 2020 at 7:04 am 0 comments

This paper reinterprets the history of nuclear power as a history of water, and the history of nuclear accidents as a special case of droughts, floods, and other water-related disasters. The utmost importance of large-scale uninterrupted water flows for cooling nuclear facilities, and the need to simultaneously protect them from flooding and from contaminating their wet surroundings, have turned nuclear engineers into hydraulic engineers who interact with and transform nature in a variety of ways.

Nuclear is a water-guzzling energy source: it cannot survive droughts and climate change

Nuclear is a water-guzzling energy source: it cannot survive droughts and climate change

The thirstiest source of electricity is already struggling, and greater risk of droughts will only add to those woes.

Widespread Uranium Contamination in India’s Groundwater: New Study

A new study has found widespread uranium contamination in groundwater aquifers — a chief source for drinking water and irrigation — in 16 Indian states. The primary source of the contamination is natural, but human factors such as groundwater-table depletion and nitrate pollution may exacerbate the problem. Studies have linked exposure to uranium in drinking water to chronic kidney disease.