Nuclear Safety Regulation

Nuclear safety in India: silence on the PAC report

Nuclear safety in India: silence on the PAC report

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has often claimed that nuclear energy is crucial for the country and his government has announced a massive programme of reactor construction. Leaving aside other problems with this plan, a minimal prerequisite for the safe operation of these new and existing plants is a sound regulatory body. The prime minister would do well to carefully read the recent report from the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the subject.

The Attorney General’s interpretation of nuclear liability law is legally untenable: Sukla Sen

Nuclear Liability, Nuclear Safety Regulation September 21, 2013 at 11:53 am 1 comment

Sukla Sen is a Mumbai-based social activist and a founding member of the Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace(CNDP). He had presented submission before the Standing Committee of the Indian parliament in the course of the discussions on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010. DiaNuke.org interviewed him for further clarity on the nuclear liability issue.

IAEA’s Denial Mode on Fukushima: Dr. EAS Sarma’s letter to Yukiya Amano

IAEA’s Denial Mode on Fukushima: Dr. EAS Sarma’s letter to Yukiya Amano

The nuclear world seems to be in a self-deluding mode by assuming that Fukushima-like accidents can take place only as a result of highly improbable natural calamities but not as a result of human lapses and mechanical failures. Lulled thus into complacence, IAEA and the national governments have been silent spectators to a mind boggling nuclear rush. According to IAEA’s own estimates, by 2030, the total nuclear power capacity will be 546 GW(e), compared to the existing 375 GW(e), while the safety infrastructure required and the institutional arrangements needed may not match it.

PMANE responds to AERB’s clearance to Koodankulam, calls it undemocratic

PMANE responds to AERB’s clearance to Koodankulam, calls it undemocratic

In a true democracy, the reports must be shared with the petitioner and with the larger public and must be debated openly and earnestly. But this AERB Clearance defies the spirit of democracy. Welcome to the Nuclear Republic of India!