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Nuclear energy is unsafe

Greenpeace opposes nuclear power because it poses unacceptable risks to people and the environment. Nuclear power plants cost millions, are unsustainable, and take decades to build. India must recognise this, and build its energy future on renewable sources and energy efficiency.

The truth about nuclear power

Many myths surround nuclear energy. That it will provide energy security; that it provides a solution to climate change;that it is affordable; that it heralds a new age of energy generation that will plug India’s energy deficit. All of these are false. Most crucially, the notion that it is safe is also false.

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Damage at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant In Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. The damage was caused by an offshore earthquake and subsequent tsunami that occurred on 11 March 2011.  © DigitalGlobe

Nuclear energy is an extortionately expensive and unacceptably risky method of power generation.  All power plants are vulnerable to human error, natural disasters and design failure.  The difference with nuclear is that the risk of an accident carries with it terrible and long-lasting consequences, which are vastly disproportionate to the power generated.  Apart from the risk of accidents, each power plant also creates a legacy of radioactive waste that will remain harmful for hundreds – and sometimes thousands - of years.  There is still no proper solution for the storage of this waste.

Power and electricity are services, intended to improve people’s lives. They are not tools to endanger lives or compromise health, as they become through nuclear power generation.

In India, the risks of nuclear power are made greater by the secrecy that shrouds the industry, and the unwillingness of authorities to heed citizens’ concerns. Greenpeace calls for a complete and transparent safety review of existing and proposed nuclear plants in India, and a review of India’s nuclear ambition with a refocus to renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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It’s anomaly reigning

Feature story | June 24, 2009 at 3:30

No doubt the monsoons are changing with the altering weather patterns. There is growing evidence suggesting that climate change is playing a significant role in altering the Indian monsoon patterns. What is not clear is how the precipitation...

Citizens

Image | June 18, 2009 at 3:30

Citizens, aspiring to be 'Green Idols', sign the petition at Church Street, Bangalore, along with Greenpeace activists, urging local MPs to support the demand for a Renewable Energy Law in the country.

Citizens

Image | June 18, 2009 at 3:30

Citizens, aspiring to be 'Green Idols', sign the petition at Church Street, Bangalore, along with Greenpeace activists, urging local MPs to support the demand for a Renewable Energy Law in the country.

Citizens

Image | June 18, 2009 at 3:30

Citizens, aspiring to be 'Green Idols', sign the petition at Church Street, Bangalore, along with Greenpeace activists, urging local MPs to support the demand for a Renewable Energy Law in the country.

India's Solar mission plan if implemented

Image | June 5, 2009 at 3:30

India's Solar mission plan if implemented would benefit millions of Kalavatis across the coutry by creating clean jobs, triggering high technology diffusion, and help with poverty alleviation in the country. It would also contribute to the fight...

India's Solar mission plan if implemented

Image | June 5, 2009 at 3:30

India's Solar mission plan if implemented would benefit millions of Kalavatis across the coutry by creating clean jobs, triggering high technology diffusion, and help with poverty alleviation in the country. It would also contribute to the fight...

India's Solar mission plan if implemented

Image | June 5, 2009 at 3:30

India's Solar mission plan if implemented would benefit millions of Kalavatis across the coutry by creating clean jobs, triggering high technology diffusion, and help with poverty alleviation in the country. It would also contribute to the fight...

Greenpeace activists dressed in windmill

Image | May 21, 2009 at 18:08

Greenpeace activists dressed in windmill replicas at 10 Janpath on Thursday, called on the the UPA government chairperson Sonia Gandhi to provide strong leadership to the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy. Renewable energy can provide...

Greenpeace activists dressed in windmill

Image | May 21, 2009 at 18:08

Greenpeace activists dressed in windmill replicas at 10 Janpath on Thursday, called on the the UPA government chairperson Sonia Gandhi to provide strong leadership to the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy. Renewable energy can provide...

Greenpeace activists dressed in windmill

Image | May 21, 2009 at 18:08

Greenpeace activists dressed in windmill replicas at 10 Janpath on Thursday, called on the the UPA government chairperson Sonia Gandhi to provide strong leadership to the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy. Renewable energy can provide...

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