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In a Season of Impetuous Lawmaking, whither Nuclear Safety?

In a Season of Impetuous Lawmaking, whither Nuclear Safety?

Sonali Huria | The Leaflet SINCE returning to power last year with an overwhelming majority in the 2019 general elections, the Modi-led government has passed a series of legislations in rapid succession without any credible dialogue both within and outside Parliament – amendments to the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, which in effect have diluted the statutory requirementRead More

What Australia type fire may tell us about the possibility of nuclear disasters

What Australia type fire may tell us about the possibility of nuclear disasters

Pinar Demircan | Australian fires can even be considered as a warning in many respects for the rest of the world for the factors which triggered the fires, including the mismanagement of water resources that may occur in other continents within five to ten years and lead to the occurrence of large-scale and non-extinguishable fires.

AEC calls Kudankulam shut-downs serious, but institutionalised nuclear complacency continues: Dr. EAS Sarma

AEC calls Kudankulam shut-downs serious, but institutionalised nuclear complacency continues: Dr. EAS Sarma

Should not DAE and AERB enhance the transparency of NPCIL’s operations and provide more details to the public? The least that DAE could have done is to enhance the safety oversight and take the public into greater confidence.

‘Confessions of a rogue nuclear regulator’: excerpts from the latest book by former US NRC Chief Gregory Jaczko

‘Confessions of a rogue nuclear regulator’: excerpts from the latest book by former US NRC Chief Gregory Jaczko

Featured, Nuclear Safety Regulation, Reviews January 23, 2019 at 7:49 am 0 comments

My interest in fire safety was sparked years earlier, when I learned about the 1975 fire at the Browns Ferry nuclear power plant in Tennessee. That fire grew out of routine maintenance work on the buildings that housed the reactor. Despite their formidable size, the containment structures of many nuclear power plants, designed to corral dangerous radiation in the event of an accident, are punctured by vents and ducts. These penetration points are the weak spots that can undermine an otherwise airtight containment shell. A leak in one of these areas is a significant problem.