India's Nuclear Disaster Plans, Out-Dated and Inadequate

Is India Well Prepared to Face a Nuclear Disaster?

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Publication - June 7, 2016
Severe nuclear accident can happen everywhere. Following the International Atomic Energy Agency's recommendations, nuclear safety is based on "defence in depth" with five independent levels of protection.

The objective of the last level is the "mitigation of radiological consequences of significant releases of radioactive materials" by the means of off-site emergency response. IAEA stresses that even if the efforts described in the lower levels are expected to be effective in limiting the consequences of severe accidents, "it would be inconsistent with defence in depth to dismiss off-site emergency plans" PAEA19961.

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