It is apparent to everyone that the Copenhagen Accord is a travesty of what the world needs to avert climate change.
The tritium poisoning episode highlights grave safety lapses and the urgent need for an independent nuclear regulator.
Book Launch and Disucussion on Praful Bidwai’s new book on climate change, international negotiations and India
You are invited to the launch of Praful Bidwai’s new book on climate change, international negotiations and India, entitled An India That Can Say Yes: a Climate-Responsible Development Agenda for Copenhagen and Beyond at The Indian Women’s Press...
To investigate the Kaiga episode, we need an independent committee, composed of external experts, radiation biologists, safety specialists and representatives of workers. We cannot afford to be cavalier about nuclear safety, writes Praful Bidwai.
The poisoning of more than 90 workers with radioactive tritium at the Kaiga nuclear power station is a serious safety violation, which calls for a critical look at India's nuclear power programme. The way the episode came to light, and the manner in which the authorities, from plant managers to the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, to top officials of the Department of Atomic Energy, responded to it is a disturbing tale in itself.