‘India will not halt nuclear programme’

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  1. AVERAGE INDIAN

    AVERAGE INDIAN EXORCIST Senior Member

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    India will continue its nuclear programme without any interruption, irrespective of decisions taken by other countries, said R.K. Sinha, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy on Wednesday.

    Referring to Germany and Japan, which plan to end their dependence on nuclear energy, Dr. Sinha said India had no reason to follow these countries.

    “We have been pursuing our nuclear programme on our own. We are in the process of establishing new nuclear power plants across India, without being dependent on any foreign country. There is no question of following them and halting our nuclear programme,” he told The Hindu. He said the Japanese government may decide to return to nuclear power in future, after completing security inspections.

    On the proposed 9900 MW Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant to be set up in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, Dr. Sinha said the techno-commercial agreement with the French company Areva was yet to be signed and negotiations had not been concluded.

    Areva will be providing six European Pressurised Reactors to this project, the work on which is expected to begin by October 2015.

    “The issues such as deciding the cost of electricity and the liability are pending. But we are confident that the issues will be resolved and we will not miss the deadline,” he said.

    Earlier, Dr. Sinha delivered an address at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre here on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the late Homi Jahangir Bhabha.

    He said improved uranium supply from domestic and international sources had led to the growth of nuclear power generation.

    “As a result of using advanced techniques, we have been able to identify new resources of uranium. In the last year our reserves have registered an increase of about 5 per cent,” he said.

    On the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, he said commercial operations of one unit would start by December 2013.

    ‘India will not halt nuclear programme’ - The Hindu
     
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  3. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    These sites should be near a good source of cooling water.
     
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    drkrn Senior Member Senior Member

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    obviously...
     
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    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    India uses sodium based cooling IIRC.
     
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    dhananjay1 Regular Member

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    I am not really sure on nuclear energy. Management of a single major nuclear accident drains away all the economic benefits derived over decades from many nuclear power plants.
     
  8. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Just a thing for me as I wrote a paper on thermal pollution as an undergraduate. I looked for site locations for India nuclear plants but could not find that information.
     
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    probably at that time no strong for additional proposals for nuclear reactors in india
     
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    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    relieved to know that they are making some good decisions ( in keeping the nuke energy option open and alive ) after all
     
  11. mahesh

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    In future X-man and all mutants will be born in india
     
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    In the prophetic words of W.B. Yeats from The Second Coming: "The best lack all conviction, while the worst / Are full of passionate intensity."
     
  13. Bheeshma

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    No need for India to follow these two countries.
     
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    Hope he was sane when He made such contrasting statements.
     

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