What happened in
is a great worry not only to that country but also to the entire world. She is trying hard to avert Nuclear meltdown in Fakushima plant, similar to Japan , which will be a serious threat to her citizens. While Chernobyl is an accident, Fakushima is due to nature’s fury. Already people around this plant are moved to safety. Chernobyl
We Indians need to introspect on our readiness and review our nuclear installations. Considering the industrial safety records in
, which are not even worth of talking about, with thick population, lax regulations, poor enforcement and inadequate emergency responses, a nuclear power plant meltdown can be much more damaging. India
“Chennai”, sitting in a “seismically active zone” with Kalpakkam not far away on the east coast, is particularly vulnerable. We are installing another plant at Koodankulam in south. How safe are these plants?
Can the structures of these nuclear plants withstand the nature calamities, which can lead to nuclear meltdown and radiation?
Are our establishments are prepared to face such situation?
People in and around of these plants are to be educated about the nuclear radiations in case of any emergencies
Government need to address all these things.