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For the people of Fukushima – a song by Narayan Desai

For the people of Fukushima – a song by Narayan Desai

Top Flash April 4, 2015 at 8:03 am 1 comment

India lost its pioneer anti-nuclear activist and eminent Gandhian Shri Narayan Desai last month. Narayan bhai founded ‘Anumukti’ (freedom from nuclear) after Chernobyl which became India’s first anti-nuclear magazine.

What the nuclear industry wants, and Modi govt is ready to oblige: profit without accountability

What the nuclear industry wants, and Modi govt is ready to oblige: profit without accountability

Top Flash February 16, 2015 at 1:49 pm 0 comments

Just because the Manmohan Singh government accepted the Faustian Indo-U.S. nuclear pact does not mean that India needs to bend its laws and spend billions of dollars on U.S. reactors,

India’s nuclear disaster preparedness is dysfunctional

India’s nuclear disaster preparedness is dysfunctional

Top Flash October 23, 2014 at 12:45 pm 5 comments

Nuclear disaster: Control rooms with no bosses, hotline turned cold. How Ready is India?

The nuclear shadow over Karachi: nuclear reactor plan imperils 20 million people

The nuclear shadow over Karachi: nuclear reactor plan imperils 20 million people

Asia, Must Reads, Top Flash October 17, 2014 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

A debate has started about the wisdom of building two large Chinese-supplied nuclear reactors in Karachi. The fundamental concern is that the nearly 20 million people living in Karachi—about one out of every 10 Pakistanis—could be at risk from these reactors.

The two reactors, worth $4.8 billion apiece, are to be supplied on a turnkey basis by the Chinese National Nuclear Corp. A soft Chinese loan of $6.5 billion apparently proved irresistible to the cash-strapped Pakistani government. This brand of reactor, known as the ACP-1000, has not yet been built or tested anywhere. The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), which will operate these reactors, insists the reactors will be safe.