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Do India's Nuclear Plants meet required safety standards?

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Asked by cyrus irani, 18 Mar '11 10:08 am
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'The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and its agencies, including the Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL), have been instructed to undertake an immediate technical review of all safety systems of our nuclear power plants, particularly to (ensure) they would be able to withstand the impact of large disasters such as tsunamis and earthquakes,
Answered by LIPSIKA, 18 Mar '11 10:13 am

 
  
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Yes it is importat to give a saftey in nuclear's planet causeIndia has ordered a review of safety systems at all its nuclear plants to ensure they withstand ''large natural disasters'' like tsunamis and earthquakes, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday and assured the country that its atomic power generators were safe.


"The Department of Atomic Energy and its agencies, including the Nuclear Power Corporation of India, have been instructed to undertake an immediate technical review of all safety systems of our nuclear power plants, particularly with a view to ensuring that they would be able to withstand the impact of large disasters such as tsunamis and earthquakes," Manmohan Singh told the Lok Sabha in the wake of a nuclear fallout in Japan after a devastating earthquake.

The nuclear meltdown in Japan has raised concerns over the safety of Indian atomic power generators - particularly the proposed Jaitapur that falls in a seismically sensitive area in Maharashtra.

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Answered by pooja kuril, 18 Mar '11 10:12 am

 
  
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Why do people worry and discuss about safety in India, When they know about the all consequences of any disaster still they expect goverment to do something about safety ,why they themselves do not shift from the place which is safer than present place,?
Answered by vilas manohar deshpande, 19 Mar '11 08:53 am

 
  
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That is what authorities says.
Stressing that Indian atomic power plants were constantly upgraded to match current levels of safety requirements and were safe, scientists on Monday said that the events in Japan cannot slow down the country's nuclear energy programme in any way. Indian organisations had already announced they would revisit all safety aspects of nuclear plants in the country after the situation in Japan.

Addressing a packed media conference, Srikumar Banerjee , Chairperson of the Atomic Energy Commission(AEC), said through the television and the press there was alarming news but all of it was not factually correct. He said it was wrong to say there was a nuclear cloud over Japan and what had happened was a chemical explosion and not a nuclear explosion, he clarified. The reactors had a safe shutdown and it was the cooling process that was affected. The plant was built to withstand earthquakes but the tsunamis led to the cooling systems shutting down since it was floo ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 18 Mar '11 02:59 pm

 
  
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It is only when a disaster strikes we will know. Anyway going by the attitude we have towards safety, one can reasonably predict that we would have definitely compromised on some of the safety norms. After all the plant are built by contractors who would have got the contract by bribing the officials and politicians involved in awarding the contract. This additional expenses the contractor definitely would not have paid from his pocket. To make up for the additional expenses he would have made some compromise in quality.
Answered by Shyam, 18 Mar '11 11:09 am

 
  
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Very true
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 18 Mar '11 10:42 am

 
  
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As the matters are extremely secret , in fact we know nothing about all these . All the Governments including US are hiding secrets from public and just providing some assurances on their own yardstick. We do not bother about all these as India is situated on a solid Rock plate of ancient GANDOANA LAND which is hard to crack. apart from this Great Himalaya is our blessed protector, so whether our nuke plants do meet the so called prescribed safety standard or not matters a little to us .We are here with GOD'S blessings.
Answered by Santiranjan Pal, 18 Mar '11 10:36 am

 
  
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No. How can they be when they are designed and the basis of ignorance and misleading perception about the potential hazards?
Just yesterday TOI has reported that the Union ministry of environment and forest gave an eco-clearance for the 9,900 mw nuclear plant at Jaitapur in the Ratnagiri district on the findings of a report that not only ignored the presence of two major creeks on the proposed site, but also based some of its findings on 22-year-old data. The Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) report simply assumed that two water
bodiesa 35-km-long Vijaydurg creek and a 40-km-long Rajapur creek, which flow on either side of the proposed plantwere filled up.
Further the environment minister said that he could not recall if a tsunami threat had been factored into the environment clearance process. I dont think in Jaitapur a tsunami probability has been taken into account.
The simulated study, prepared by the CWPRS, is so sloppy that it did not even submit the 3-D model. Thus we c ...more
Answered by Vikram, 18 Mar '11 10:34 am

 
  
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No. we r already safe.
Answered by vivek singh, 18 Mar '11 10:23 am

 
  
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The question is 'whose safety standards?' and 'what standards?'.
Even the Japan's nuclear reactors met some safety standards. But they were meant to handle earthquakes only upto 7.0, whereas the current one in Indonesia as well as recent one in Japan both that caused Tsunami were near Richter scale of 9.
So, the one MUST question the government in correct manner and in specific manner.
Answered by Aarnika Tiwaari, 18 Mar '11 10:15 am

 
  
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