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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 159-163

Fukushima to Jaitapur: Battling fear of unknown


Department of Physics, School of Energy Studies, University of Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Tushar P Ghate
Department of Physics, School of Energy Studies, University of Pune, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0464.101687

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After-Fukushima incident, various concerns were raised by public and media about the safety of nuclear installations operating all around the world. All nuclear related eventualities of the past were meshed with the present, adding disproportionate factors, unrealistic conclusions were framed based mostly on notions. Fear of unknown radiation syndrome has played up on the minds of common man. India, on a verge of entering path-breaking nuclear energy arena, obviously could not be isolated from such concerns. Such issues were discussed with ongoing protests at Jaitapur and Kudankulam. This paper discusses various concerns expressed after Fukushima incident, overview on proposed Jaitapur nuclear power plant and justifications to the raised concerns.


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