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It’s here - the Nuclear Industry!. How Nuclear Energy Works. Impact of Nuclear Radiations on Humans. Existing Nuclear Plants in India. Proposed Nuclear Plants in India. Approximate Impact Area of Nuclear Accidents in India. OK, If Not Nuclear Then What? (Alternatives).

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It’s here - the Nuclear Industry!

How Nuclear Energy Works

Impact of Nuclear Radiations on Humans

Existing Nuclear Plants in India

Proposed Nuclear Plants in India

Approximate Impact Area of Nuclear Accidents in India

OK, If Not Nuclear Then What? (Alternatives)

The Politics of Nuclear Energy in India

References

How You Can Contribute

how nuclear energy works

How Nuclear Energy Works

Radiation at EACH STAGE

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Fuel Enrichment

Uranium Mining

Power Generation

Waste Disposal

RADIATION INCREASES multifold at each stage!

radioactive waste
Radioactive Waste
  • Generated at each stage - Mining, Enrichment, Power Generation
    • Waste from Enrichment has been used in Depleted Uranium (DU) bombs used in Iraq
  • Even 21st century science has NO ANSWER for Nuclear Waste Disposal
    • Waste contaminates (beyond scope for inhabitation) a huge area in its vicinity for 1000’s of years

What about the Environment & People?

Is it Safe?

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radiation contaminates always
Radiation Contaminates Always
  • Even if there is NO NUCLEAR ACCIDENT
    • Around a Uranium Mine
    • Around an Enrichment Facility
    • Around a Nuclear Plant
    • Around Nuclear Waste

An area of 30-35 km radius gets contaminated by nuclear radiation regularly!

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radiation spares nothing
Radiation Spares Nothing
  • Impacts Vegetation - Agriculture
    • Trees near Jaduguda Uranium Mines have DEFORMED SEEDS
    • Agricultural produce is bound to carry unacceptable amounts of radioactive content
  • Impacts Animals
    • Radioactive Boars on the rise in Germany (thanks to Chernobyl)
  • Impacts Human Beings

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nuclear accidents are worse
Nuclear Accidents Are Worse!
  • Chernobyl : An area of 1,00,000 sq km is UNINHABITABLE for 20,000 years. FOREVER.

Date: 26 April 1986

Plant Capacity: 900 MW

nuclear meltdown in the usa
Nuclear ‘Meltdown’ in the USA
  • Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania: Happened in 1979 due to the meltdown of fuel rods
  • Health effects mostly unstudied or kept clandestine

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impact of nuclear radiation on humans

Impact of Nuclear Radiationon Humans

Cancer in the next 2 to 60 years

Deformed babies - FOREVER!

The pictures that follow may be disturbing

Jump to Existing Nuclear Plants in Indiaonly if you are extremely week-hearted

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40 years old uranium mines

40 Years Old Uranium Mines

in Jaduguda, Jharkhand

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near rawatbhata power plant

Near Rawatbhata Power Plant

Near Kota, Rajasthan

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after american bombing in iraq

After American Bombing in Iraq

Depleted Uranium (DU) Bombs made out of

The Waste from Uranium Enrichment

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existing nuclear plants in india

Existing Nuclear Plants in India

Before the Indo-US Nuclear Deal

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Nuclear Plants in India (2010)

Narora, UP - 440 MW

Rawatbhata, Raj - 2,580 MW

Kakrapar, Gujarat - 1,840 MW

Tarapur, Mah - 1,400 MW

Kaiga, Karnataka - 880 MW

Kalpakkam, TN - 940 MW

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proposed nuclear plants in india

Proposed Nuclear Plants in India

After the Indo-US Nuclear Deal

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Post Indo-US Nuclear Deal

Kumhariya, Haryana

2,800 MW

Narora, UP - 440 MW

Rawatbhata, Raj - 2,580 MW

Bargi, MP

1,400 MW

Mithi Virdi, Gujarat

8,000 MW

Kakrapar, Gujarat - 1,840 MW

Haripur, WB

10,000 MW

Tarapur, Mah - 1,400 MW

Kovvada, AP

8,000 MW

Jaitapur, Mah

9,900 MW

Kaiga, Karnataka - 880 MW

Kalpakkam, TN - 940 MW

Existing Plants

Koodankulam , TN

9,200 MW

Proposed Plants

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Impact of Nuclear Accidents in India

Can you imagine the massive loss of Human Lives, Forests, Agriculture, Animals, Economic Activities?

For 1000’s of years!

Existing Plants

Proposed Plants

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ok if not nuclear then what

OK, If Not Nuclear Then What?

Feeding Electricity to the Super Power in making…

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improving existing energy efficiency
Improving Existing Energy Efficiency
  • India can save 30-40% of its electricity deficit by simple Conservation techniques
    • Improving the efficiency of existing power plants (we are way behind international standards at the moment)
    • Decentralizing electricity generation to reduce long distance transmission losses

The cost of implementing these Efficiency Improvement Measures is MUCH LESS THAN that of setting up New Plants

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conserving electricity
Conserving Electricity
  • We can save 30%increased demand of electricity by 2013 by using energy efficient electrical infrastructure at home
    • Fans, Incandescent Bulbs, Tube Lights
    • Refrigerators, ACs, Air Coolers
    • Electric Water Heaters
    • Computers, TVs, DVD Players, Set-Top-Boxes (active mode)

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use renewable sources
Use Renewable Sources
  • They are Cheap
  • They are Unlimited
  • They don’tKill
  • They are ‘un-researched’

Spend the millions & billions on research of Renewable Energy rather than on Nuclear

America is the world’s largest producer of Wind Power

Solar Energy has the potential to feed Earth 1000 times

Solar Water Heaters in Bangalore save 900 MW of peak load. Already!

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india s electricity scenario
India’s Electricity Scenario

Government declares

  • Projected energy by all Nuclear Plants = just 60,000 MW
    • Hardly 10% of the electricity deficit

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the potential of renewable sources
The Potential of Renewable Sources
  • Latest studies indicate that Wind Energy& Solar Energyhold the keys to sustained development!

Wind Energy

Solar Energy

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the politics of nuclear power in india

The Politics of Nuclear Power in India

Ever heard of a lucrative

Wind or Solar Scientist post?

why is nuclear power promoted in india
Why is Nuclear Power Promoted in India?
  • Current energy policies are designed to benefit foreign MNCs

General Electrics

Westinghouse

Areva

Newspapers admit that THEY ARE HERE FOR A $40 BN BUSINESS

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why is nuclear power promoted in india1
Why is Nuclear Power Promoted in India?
  • Profit for MNCs who will provide reactor designs
  • Commission for Indian Politicians, Intellectuals, Scientists

Investment at the 9,900 WM Jaitapur Nuclear Plant

  • `10,00,00,00,00,00,000
  • One Lakh Crores only!

All Nuclear Plants in India offer

lucrative prospects

for these Patriots!

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why is renewable energy unknown
Why is Renewable Energy Unknown?
  • Very less or No Scope for Investment (read profit)
  • Giants MNCs in the Nuclear Power sector are too strong to let the Renewable Energy sector grow
    • And hence, almost No Solar or Wind Scientists

Renewable Industry

Nuclear Industry

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and our government s gift for us
And Our Government’s Gift for US
  • The Nuclear Civil Liabilities Bill by our government says that:
  • Any foreign company WILL NOT be held liable for any nuclear accidents on Indian soil, whatsoever

They WILL NOT pay any Compensation

We CAN NOT sue them in Indian or Foreign courts

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the west is disowning nuclear power
The ‘West’ is Disowning Nuclear Power
  • Most Americans are against Nuclear Power
    • Major concerns:
      • Continuous radiation emitted in normal functioning of Nuclear Plants
      • Nuclear Waste disposal
      • Threats of nuclear accidents
  • Australia has never built a Nuclear Power Plant!

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wondering what you can do about this
Wondering What You Can Do About This?
  • Understand the politics of promoting Nuclear Power in India
  • Spread awareness about this massive public betrayal

Jago Re !

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