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Why is India bent on bailing out the French nuclear industry at the cost of its own citizens’ lives?

Why is India bent on bailing out the French nuclear industry at the cost of its own citizens’ lives?

Even as the French nuclear regulator ASN has put the nuclear power company EDF on a safety watch after repeated warning in recent years about vulnerabilities in the EPR design, the Modi government in India continues to push for the purchase of 6 EPRs for setting up in Jaitapur. We are publishing this open letter written by the former Union Power Secretary Dr. EAS Sarma to the Secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India in this context. The letter deserves wider circulation. 

As France starts investigation into nuclear safety fraud, India must rethink Jaitapur

As France starts investigation into nuclear safety fraud, India must rethink Jaitapur

This week, the French nuclear safety regulator ASN has initiated probe after receiving warnings from whistle-blowers. It should act as an awakening call for the Indian government not only to begin an independent and broad-based investigation on the proposed Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project, but also expedite the long-pending process of setting up an independent nuclear sfaety regulator. Former Union Secretary Dr. EAS Sarma has written an open letter to the AEC and the AERB in this regard, that we are sharing.

In India’s Jaitapur, fisherfolk take on the world’s largest nuclear power project

In India’s Jaitapur, fisherfolk take on the world’s largest nuclear power project

Antinuclear Movement, Jaitapur April 25, 2019 at 7:55 am 0 comments

In elections season, The Wire website has produced a ground report video from Jaitapur, focusing on fisherfolk from Sakhri Nate village which has been at the forefront of the protest against the French-imported EPR project.

Nuclear Energy’s Cost-Benefit Analysis for India: Shankar Sharma’s Letter to the CAG

Nuclear Energy’s Cost-Benefit Analysis for India: Shankar Sharma’s Letter to the CAG

Energy Policy, Letters April 1, 2019 at 1:08 am 0 comments

Shankar Sharma | Keeping in view the humongous costs associated with the large number of nuclear reactors being built/proposed, the long term implications of these projects on our communities, the global level rejection of nuclear power as a national level energy policy, and the absence of a rational debate on nuclear power policy at the societal level in our country, I would like to emphasise that our country is in urgent need of a diligent examination of all the associated issues by the apex auditing body of the country, and subsequently followed by effective discussions in the Parliament. Such a diligent analysis at a policy level has become an imperative before the country can continue to invest massive capital into the nuclear power sector.