Review safety measures at nuclear plants: Kalam

Stressing on for a review of the safety measures at the existing nuclear plants in the backdrop of calamity in Japan, former president APJ Abdul Kalam on Friday said all the upcoming atomic projects should be examined.

Updated: Mar 19, 2011, 10:34 AM IST

Pune: Stressing on for a review of the
safety measures at the existing nuclear plants in the backdrop
of calamity in Japan, former president APJ Abdul Kalam on Friday said all the upcoming atomic projects should be examined in
the context of disaster management.

Highlighting the necessity of nuclear power projects like
one at Jaitapur in Maharashtra, he said, "Calamity in Japan
was a rare phenomenon, but we can learn lessons from such
calamities. We will design our projects professionally by
studying every possibility."

"Our energy demand is growing day by day. We should build
energy projects to comply with future energy demand," the
noted defence scientist maintained.

Kalam was speaking at the fifth convocation ceremony of
the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) here.

Anil Kakodkar, former chairman of Atomic Energy
Commission, and VK Saraswat, Scientific Adviser to the
Defence Minister and Chairman of DIAT`s Governing Council,
were prominent among those present on the occasion.

Kalam presented degrees to 66 students of various
disciplines.

PTI