The melting pot: regulations for radiological emergency in India

The melting pot: regulations for radiological emergency in India Review by Greenpeace on regulations and emergency procedures relating to radiological facilities in India, in response to the Mayapuri accident. Exposes inadequacy in existing policies & lists recommendations for emergency preparedness & management of radiation-related incidents.

India plans to have 20,000 MW of nuclear energy by 2020 and 63,000 MW by 2032: ambitions that would translate into some 31 new nuclear reactors around at least eight states. Most of the plants planned are in  areas with heavy population density. However, India is not equipped to deal with the safety implications of the existing nuclear industry and certainly not with any further expansion. This document exposes the inadequacy in both the existing policy framework, and further, the gap between policy and reality.

See Also

Report: Management of nuclear and radiological emergencies www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/node/306519

Report: Half life: radio active waste in India
www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/node/299489

Bill: Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill 2009  
www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/node/300509

Report: Nuclear power: a dangerous waste of time  
www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/node/277077

Act: The Atomic Energy Act of 1962
http://www.dae.gov.in/rules/aeact.pdf

Weblink:  Greenpeace at Mayapuri
http://safepowerindia.org

Feature: Radioactive mirage
www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/node/289205

Feature: Safety in nuclear power plants in India
www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/node/306220