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Nuclear Leak in Kakrapar, Questions Unanswered Even After A Month

Nuclear Leak in Kakrapar, Questions Unanswered Even After A Month

Nuclear Safety April 26, 2016 at 11:54 am 0 comments

Nuclear physicist Dr M V Ramana from Princeton University is not satisfied with the AERB’s explanation and questions how the AERB can make a blanket statement stating, ‘There has not been any report of abnormal radioactivity releases/radiation exposures to any personnel during this incident.’

Five Years After the Fukushima Accidents: Thinking about Nuclear Power and Safety

Five Years After the Fukushima Accidents: Thinking about Nuclear Power and Safety

Fukushima March 13, 2016 at 9:41 am 0 comments

M V Ramana | The key question is not whether nuclear reactors can be safe, but whether they will be safe. The weight of the evidence suggests that the answer is no. Five years after Fukushima (and lest we forget, thirty years after Chernobyl), one obvious consideration that should guide any discussions about nuclear power should be the possibility of nuclear facilities undergoing catastrophic accidents with long-lasting and wide-ranging effects.

Time for India to stop reprocessing spent nuclear fuel

Time for India to stop reprocessing spent nuclear fuel

Nuclear Reprocesing August 31, 2015 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

M V Ramana | Recent media reports suggest that all is not well within the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). Scientists have reportedly written to the Prime Minister seeking intervention in the management of the Centre. Their complaints mostly revolve around internal matters such as harassment and promotions, but an important revelation should be of public concern.

Is nuclear the answer to India’s energy crisis?

Is nuclear the answer to India’s energy crisis?

India's Nuclear Expansion, Latest April 30, 2015 at 3:45 pm 0 comments

For India, nuclear energy is costly, unsustainable, unsafe, and no help with climate change, argues M. V. Ramana.