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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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राजीव गांधी ग्रामीण विद्युतीकरण योजना

Publication | October 18, 2011 at 17:26

मुख्य मंत्री नीतीश कुमार की राष्ट्री य विकास परिषद (एनडीसी) की आगामी बैठक की तैयारी के बीच ग्रीनपीस ने आज पटना में ग्रामीण विद्युतीकरण पर ध्वीजवाही योजना राजीव गांधी ग्रामीण विद्युतीकरण योजना (आरजीजीवीवाई) पर अपनी राष्ट्री य रिपोर्ट जारी की।

An inside view of the RGGVY

Publication | October 18, 2011 at 17:05

In the backdrop of chief minister Nitish Kumar preparing for the upcoming National Development Council (NDC) meeting, Greenpeace today released its national report on the flagship rural electrification scheme, Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran...

No one dead

Blog entry by Karuna Raina | October 4, 2011

“No one dead.37 with physical injuries.2 workers with radiation burns.” – 2nd June, IAEA. As soon as the ongoing tragedy at Fukushima started, so started the coverage, unlike Chernobyl, where for days no one knew what happened. The...

Politics of clarity: post Fukushima

Blog entry by Hozefa Merchant | September 22, 2011

Two days ago, Peter Löscher, Chief Executive of Siemens said in an interview to Spiegel magazine that the chapter for nuclear technology is officially shut for Siemens. He said that their answer was a result of ‘the clear positioning...

Singrauli: The Coal Curse

Publication | September 15, 2011 at 14:54

Greenpeace organised a Fact Finding Mission to Singrauli – the energy capital of the country and home to tribal communities, forest dwellers and some of the most threatened forests remaining in Central India. The Singrauli region spreads across...

92,805 people want forests to be saved

Image gallery | August 25, 2011

Fools for Forests get together in Delhi

Blog entry by Akshey Kalra | July 8, 2011

What brings people together? What unites cultures? What is it that people from different backgrounds and mindsets relate equally to? How do we spread awareness amongst people because about the need to save our lush green...

No nuclear in Italy

Blog entry by Swati Mehta | July 6, 2011

June 13 was a remarkable day for Italy and for all those trying to get their governments to move away from nuclear energy. People in Italy defied expectations of a low turnout and came out to cast their vote for a nuclear free...

Airtel it’s time to act

Blog entry by Akshey Kalra | July 4, 2011

I remember when my dad bought one of those ancient stone age cell phones at a time when they were not a necessity. I was amazed! A phone with no wires, expensive calls, the fact that I could call my dad whenever I wanted and most...

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