Appalled at the Gaul to Bluff on Jaitapur and that too on TV !…the Audacity and Arrogance of M R Srinivasan,Former Chairman of India’s Atomic Energy Commission

I’m no Nuclear Scientist…but Former  Chairman of our Atomic Energy Commission,Mr M R Srinivasan is……and I’m simply appalled and dismayed at his gaul to bluff on a TV Debate… his audacious and quite arrogant assertions too… on 

After the tragic and ongoing Earthquake and Tsunami induced Nuclear Reactors Disaster in Japan,last evening I listened quite intensely to the Debate on the controversy of the  Jaitapur in Maharashtra  9900 MW (1650 MW * 6) Nuclear Plant Site on Times Now…kept an Open Mind

Moderator and Ace Anchor and Editor -in-Chief of Times Now,Arnab Goswami had an eminent panel ….of scientists and an environment activist….a welcome relief and break from the ad nauseum political party spokesmen and representatives who come on debates with no real knowledge depth at all and simply have one agenda…to politicise just about every debate to make it a mockery and render it meaningless

The Panel yesterday was top notch and quite credible….or so I thought !

Pro Jaitapur Nuclear Plant Site and Pro Imports of  hitherto completely new technology and never before built or commissioned European Pressurised Reactors from French Company ‘Areva’

  • M R Srinivasan from the cool climes of Ooty…Former Chairman of our Atomic Energy Commission  
  • Bikash Sinha from Kolkata… Nuclear Scientist and a firm believer in India continuing to have a strong Nuclear Energy Initiative as it’s safety record has been very good
  • T P Srinivasan from Trivandrum…Member of  the National Security Advisory Board

Anti Jaitapur Nuclear Plant Site and Anti Imports of  hitherto completely new technology and never before built or commissioned or tested European Pressurised Reactors from French Company ‘Areva’

  • Dr A Gopalkrishnan from Hyderabad…Nuclear Scientist and an ex student of M R Srinivasan and a very vocal and blunt voice on the real sinster reason that India is going to spend thousands of crores in importing Nuclear Reactors from USA ,Russia and France
  • Sunita NarainEnvironmental activist and Director,Centre for Science & Environment

A Voice from USA

Nick Lorris…Policy Analyst,The Heritage Foundation,Washington DC…….who got to say just one thing in the debate that it is not correct to have knee jerk policy reactions on what has just happened in Japan and that  USA is served by 104 Nuclear Plants that contribute to 20% of the country’s energy needs and shutting them down in wake of the Japan Disaster would be at a huge cost and this could be a similar story in other countries too

Sunita Narain raised   a cry…that these Nuclear Scientists decide on Nuclear Issues behind closed doors….are unwilling to communicate and be transperant in their decision making……and therefore simply cannot be trusted….It was easy to sympathise with her point of view

Dr Gopalakrishnan was even more direct…he took on M R Srinivasan and even criticised another Former Chairman of AEC,Kakodkar….claiming that a completely false propoganda was being unleashed that unless India imports 40000 MW Capacity of Nuclear Reactors India will have huge Electricity problems by 2050…that such an initiative has been launched only because our PM gave a promise to the French and US Presidents that India will buy Nuclear Reactors from them….there are powerful energy power agents involved with the Indian Nuclear Establishment resulting in such expensive deals of thousands of crores of rupees read more