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Nuclear power &_india

  1. 1. It’s here - the Nuclear Industry!
  2. 2. How Nuclear Energy Works Radiation at EACH STAGE home
  3. 3. Uranium Mining Fuel Enrichment Power Generation Waste Disposal RADIATION INCREASES multifold at each stage!
  4. 4. Radioactive Waste <ul><li>Generated at each stage - Mining, Enrichment, Power Generation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Waste from Enrichment has been used in Depleted Uranium (DU) bombs used in Iraq </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Even 21 st century science has NO ANSWER for Nuclear Waste Disposal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Waste contaminates (beyond scope for inhabitation) a huge area in its vicinity for 1000’s of years </li></ul></ul>home What about the Environment & People? Is it Safe?
  5. 5. Radiation Contaminates Always An area of 30-35 km radius gets contaminated by nuclear radiation regularly! home
  6. 6. Radiation Spares Nothing <ul><li>Impacts Vegetation - Agriculture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trees near Jaduguda Uranium Mines have DEFORMED SEEDS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agricultural produce is bound to carry unacceptable amounts of radioactive content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Impacts Animals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Radioactive Boars on the rise in Germany (thanks to Chernobyl) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Impacts Human Beings </li></ul>home
  7. 7. <ul><li>Chernobyl : An area of 1,00,000 sq km is UNINHABITABLE for 20,000 years. FOREVER. </li></ul>Nuclear Accidents Are Worse! Date: 26 April 1986 Plant Capacity: 900 MW
  8. 8. Nuclear ‘Meltdown’ in the USA <ul><li>Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania: Happened in 1979 due to the meltdown of fuel rods </li></ul><ul><li>Health effects mostly unstudied or kept clandestine </li></ul>home
  9. 9. Impact of Nuclear Radiation on Humans <ul><li>Cancer in the next 2 to 60 years </li></ul><ul><li>Deformed babies - FOREVER! </li></ul>The pictures that follow may be disturbing Jump to Existing Nuclear Plants in India only if you are extremely week-hearted home
  10. 10. 40 Years Old Uranium Mines in Jaduguda, Jharkhand home
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  12. 12. Near Rawatbhata Power Plant Near Kota, Rajasthan home
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  14. 14. After Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster 1986 home
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  16. 16. After American Bombing in Iraq Depleted Uranium (DU) Bombs made out of The Waste from Uranium Enrichment home
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  18. 18. Semey: USSR’s Nuclear Testing Site During Cold War home
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  20. 20. home Still Nuclear Plants are being pushed in India…
  21. 21. Existing Nuclear Plants in India Before the Indo-US Nuclear Deal home
  22. 22. Nuclear Plants in India (2010) home 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
  23. 23. Proposed Nuclear Plants in India After the Indo-US Nuclear Deal home
  24. 24. Post Indo-US Nuclear Deal home Existing Plants Proposed Plants 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 Jaitapur, Mah 9,900 MW Mithi Virdi, Gujarat 8,000 MW Haripur, WB 10,000 MW Kovvada, AP 8,000 MW Koodankulam , TN 9,200 MW Bargi, MP 1,400 MW Kumhariya, Haryana 2,800 MW
  25. 25. Approximate Impact Area of Nuclear Accidents In India home
  26. 26. Impact of Nuclear Accidents in India home Existing Plants Proposed Plants Can you imagine the massive loss of Human Lives, Forests, Agriculture, Animals, Economic Activities? For 1000’s of years!
  27. 27. OK, If Not Nuclear Then What? Feeding Electricity to the Super Power in making… home
  28. 28. Improving Existing Energy Efficiency <ul><li>India can save 30-40% of its electricity deficit by simple Conservation techniques </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving the efficiency of existing power plants (we are way behind international standards at the moment) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decentralizing electricity generation to reduce long distance transmission losses </li></ul></ul>home The cost of implementing these Efficiency Improvement Measures is MUCH LESS THAN that of setting up New Plants
  29. 29. Conserving Electricity <ul><li>We can save 30% increased demand of electricity by 2013 by using energy efficient electrical infrastructure at home </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fans, Incandescent Bulbs, Tube Lights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Refrigerators, ACs, Air Coolers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electric Water Heaters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computers, TVs, DVD Players, Set-Top-Boxes (active mode) </li></ul></ul>home
  30. 30. Use Renewable Sources <ul><li>They are Cheap </li></ul><ul><li>They are Unlimited </li></ul><ul><li>They don’t Kill </li></ul><ul><li>They are ‘un-researched’ </li></ul>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! home Spend the millions & billions on research of Renewable Energy rather than on Nuclear
  31. 31. India’s Electricity Scenario <ul><li>Government declares </li></ul><ul><li>Projected energy by all Nuclear Plants = just 60,000 MW </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardly 10% of the electricity deficit </li></ul></ul>home
  32. 32. Why RISK Indian lives for just 10% of electricity? home
  33. 33. The Potential of Renewable Sources <ul><li>Latest studies indicate that Wind Energy & Solar Energy hold the keys to sustained development! </li></ul>home Wind Energy Solar Energy
  34. 34. The Politics of Nuclear Power in India Ever heard of a lucrative Wind or Solar Scientist post?
  35. 35. Why is Nuclear Power Promoted in India? <ul><li>Current energy policies are designed to benefit foreign MNCs </li></ul>Newspapers admit that THEY ARE HERE FOR A $40 BN BUSINESS home General Electrics Westinghouse Areva
  36. 36. Why is Nuclear Power Promoted in India? <ul><li>Profit for MNCs who will provide reactor designs </li></ul><ul><li>Commission for Indian Politicians, Intellectuals, Scientists </li></ul>Investment at the 9,900 WM Jaitapur Nuclear Plant home All Nuclear Plants in India offer lucrative prospects for these Patriots! <ul><ul><li>` 10,00,00,00,00,00,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One Lakh Crores only! </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. Why is Renewable Energy Unknown? <ul><li>Very less or No Scope for Investment (read profit ) </li></ul><ul><li>Giants MNCs in the Nuclear Power sector are too strong to let the Renewable Energy sector grow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>And hence, almost No Solar or Wind Scientists </li></ul></ul>home
  38. 38. Why SPOIL Indian lives for their Profit? home
  39. 39. <ul><li>The Nuclear Civil Liabilities Bill by our government says that: </li></ul>And Our Government’s Gift for US home <ul><ul><li>Any foreign company WILL NOT be held liable for any nuclear accidents on Indian soil, whatsoever </li></ul></ul>They WILL NOT pay any Compensation We CAN NOT sue them in Indian or Foreign courts
  40. 40. The World Has Started Protesting Nuclear Energy
  41. 41. The ‘West’ is Disowning Nuclear Power <ul><li>Most Americans are against Nuclear Power </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Major concerns: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Continuous radiation emitted in normal functioning of Nuclear Plants </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nuclear Waste disposal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Threats of nuclear accidents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Australia has never built a Nuclear Power Plant! </li></ul>home
  42. 42. Wondering What You Can Do About This? <ul><li>Understand the politics of promoting Nuclear Power in India </li></ul><ul><li>Spread awareness about this massive public betrayal </li></ul>Jago Re !
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