Nuclear Power vs People Power.

Kaur, Raminder (2012) Nuclear Power vs People Power. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. ISSN 0096-3402

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Abstract

India's ambitions include a tenfold increase in nuclear power so it supplies 25 percent of the nation's energy needs by 2050. Two 1,000-megawatt nuclear reactors at Koodankulam are expected to go online very soon -- the first commissioned reactors since Fukushima.

The People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy has successfully mobilized tens of thousands of Indian citizens to join nonviolent protests, while the Indian state has resorted to harassment and threats of violence.

The nuclear establishment is the darling of Indian statehood, with far more people employed by the nuclear industry than the renewable energy sector. Citizen calls for increased transparency, accountability, and proper adherence to procedure have been met with repeated denials, deferrals, and deceit.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Anthropology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Depositing User: Jayne Paulin
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2013 09:32
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2016 15:58
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/44026
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