But the reality is

But the reality is mundane and falls somewhere in between ?too cheap to metre? Nuclear power is actually relatively safe coal mining deaths are much more common but the general public is mostly far removed from such deathsboth physically and psychologically But when reactors failthey can fail catastrophicallywhich is what people fear The only major accident (in terms of fatalities) was at Chernobylwhere there was a flawed reactor design Fukushima is reported to have led to zero deaths in the short runalthough the possibility of cancer deaths over time continues to linger Kudankulams VVER design is far safer than the RBMK design at Chernobyl India has a good nuclear safety track record The only incident so farat Narorameasured three out of seven on the international nuclear event scaleand this was in the steam cycle sidenot nuclear in nature As for concerns about a rise in discharge water temperaturethey apply to many of the coastal thermal power plants as well For all major projectsthere are winners and losers India has not managed to balance these competing interests fairly and transparently For examplebig dams leave people upstream floodedwhile those downstream are beneficiaries of flood control One needs fair compensation and electrification in the vicinity of any energy development project not just near the plantbut also near the ore extraction site The fact that Kudankulams enriched fuel would be imported is a bonus Public opposition to Kudankulam remains highand we face the unfortunate equivalent of disapproving of a marriage after the fact But were not the only ones to build a plant and not use it Maturity is another factor helping nuclear power Not only is India mature in terms of fissile materialbut it has built up a vast establishment in this domain critics actually lament the over-emphasis on nuclear energy and spaceperhaps at the expense of other science and technology support Nuclear power plants last decades Kudankulam is designed for more than 60 years of operations and their spent fuel/waste requires far longer handling and storage India already has to manage the waste from dozens of reactors Adding larger reactors will not change Indias multi-generational responsibilitiesand international fuel supplyif not fuel take-backwill mean the environmental impact is even lower Nuclear power is not an either-or proposition vis-à-vis alternatives So how do we handle something in between Perhaps we need to double down on nuclear powerdemanding it deliver more power than todays 3 per cent share Elseit should not be given the enormous government support it enjoys today Rahul Tongia The writer is a senior systems scientist at Carnegie Mellon UniversityUS Views are personal [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by New York Times | Published: March 8 2012 3:43 am Related News The success of The Artist means wildly different things across the French ideological spectrumRobert Zaretsky In case you havent heardJean Dujardinthe star of The Artistwon the Oscar for best actor This came just a few weeks after Dujardin won the Golden Globe Award And lets not forget the Screen Actors Guild Awardalso claimed by Dujardin more or less at the same timethough it is all a bit of a blur now There were hosannas for Dujardin across the ideological spectrum in the French press His aquiline profile illuminated the front pages of LHumanitéwhose editor emphasised the states role in financing the film Le Figaro described Dujardin as a symbol of value for France a valuehoweverthat seems to have little to do with state subsidies La Voix du Nordwhich began life as a resistance journal during World War IIdeclaredin a graceful pun on both the silence of the film and its own namethat Dujardins victory left them voiceless? Let us not forget or gloss over the fact that the Emergency was declared within the framework of the Constitution in 1975, Chandigarh were bundled out for a total of 173 runs in 45. I also saw MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina that time; Raina spoke very warmly and Dhoni said, ‘you are so brave,House of Parliament.people from Agusta chopper scam.

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Left-arm spinner Zeeshan Ansari scalped three Chhattisgarh batsmen. “Our conversation took off on a life of its own. "A Brahmin Chief Minister (Devendra Fadnavis) addressing the grievances of the Maratha community is a good message in the long run. with major players adopting a "wait and watch" approach to see if the massive mobilisation will eventually assume electoral dimensions. Rawat lost the Haridwar (Rural) by 12, His defeat comes as the Congress state unit president Kishore Upadhyay conceded defeat. Twenty-seven-year-old Ayesha Khan, She was five when her mother took her and her siblings along and came to Delhi from a village in Andhra Pradesh, the?an investigation is to be carried out against "a judge or a magistrate or a public servant" (hereinafter "officials") for anything done by them as part of their official work.

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38 crore claims which have been verified or likely to be verified by this date. the court has been monitoring the matter and fixing appropriate timelines for the completion of different phases of the exercise of updating the NRC.

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