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Statement of Scientists

The scientific community is deeply concerned with the climate of intolerance, and the ways in which science and reason are being eroded in the country. It is the same climate of intolerance, and rejection of reason that has led to the lynching in Dadri of Mohammad Akhlaq Saifi and the...

Tarring the Koodankulam Movement

We are dismayed and pained at the government’s campaign of vilifi cation of the sustained popular movement against the Koodankulam nuclear plant, which has raised vital issues of atomic safety. These issues have assumed pivotal importance worldwide after the Fukushima disaster, the world’s fi rst...

Sheer Insensitivity

We are shocked at the government’s sheer insensitivity in announcing on the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe that it is going ahead with the Jaitapur nuclear power project. This means disregarding the overwhelming opposition to the project by 40,000 local people and the larger public,...

Japan's Nuclear Crisis Is a Wake-up Call for India

We deeply regret the death and devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and are gravely concerned at the disaster at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power station. Fukushima’s radiation releases have contaminated drinking water in Tokyo, 220 kilometres away. According to preliminary...

Some Concerns on Indo-US Deal

Two criticisms of the Indo-US deal on cooperation on nuclear power are that it will adversely affect India's ability to maintain a 'minimum nuclear deterrent' and that it is inadvisable to separate the civilian from military nuclear facilities. Both fears do not have any basis.

Indo-US Nuclear Cooperation: A Non-Starter

Any meaningful cooperation on nuclear power between India and the US is impossible under the strongly held current policies of the two countries. If India and the US were to enter into a programme, the US will carefully orchestrate its moves in a manner in which it will neither violate its laws nor go against the major stipulations of the international nuclear non-proliferation regime. The losers in the game will be India's department of atomic energy.
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