IGCAR to review nuclear projects in India

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 21:19

Hyderabad: In the wake of the recent nuclear
crisis in Japan, the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
(IGCAR), a regulatory body, has planned to carry out a
thorough review of nuclear plants in India.
"We are undertaking a thorough review of the nuclear
plants in the country to see if they will remain safe in times
of disaster. India can go ahead with the nuclear energy
projects if they are found safe," Baldev Raj, Director IGCAR,
said.



He asserted that India has lessons to learn from the
nuclear disasters that occurred in the world.



About the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power plant, he said
the coastal place was not likely to hit by that kind of
earthquake or Tsunami, but also said it was difficult to
predict how the earth would behave fifty years on.
"These are the kind of issues that are being looked by
the atomic regulatory body. If the Atomic Regulatory and
Utility Committee finds answers to some of the questions, then
India should utilise the nuclear resources," he said.



Raj was speaking on the sidelines of Dr A S Rao Memorial
Lecture on `Ethics Energy and Equity`. The event was organised
by Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences, IICT, CCMB and NGRI as
a national technology day celebrations.



PTI




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