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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

India's Nuclear Time-bomb: PM reviews safety of N-plants, directs upgradation!

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PTI | Jun 1, 2011, 07.35pm IST / Times of India.

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday directed upgradation of safety measures at the country's nuclear facilities to match the global standards as he reviewed the disaster preparedness in the wake of recent radiation scare in Japan.

At a special meeting here, he asked the authorities concerned to look 'beyond design basis accident' while putting in place the safety measures at the nuclear installations.

Singh took stock of the safety measures being undertaken by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL). 

Like any other Developed Economy, India's power augmentation requirement is solely because of power wastages, right from supply side, transmission & distribution side and consumption side.

If we bring down that wastage to realistic levels, actually, we need not go for any expansion in our power sector, for another 30 years.

While Nuclear power is clean the dangerous that go with it is daunting that we would rather go for the saving rout and int the meanwhile find a better alternative to the conventional fuel based power.

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