Thursday, 9 February 2012

India's Nuclear Madness: 560 Million at Risk

Arun Shrivastava   Feb-02-2012 10:43  

Narora nuclear power plant is 93 kilometers east of Delhi; Tarapur and Madras stations are closer to Bombay and Chennai, respectively.

(NEW DELHI, India) - When mad men and women run the world, to be sane is dangerous. An American psychologist Dr. Harvey Cleckley, professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Medical College of Georgia, wrote ‘The Mask of Sanity’ published in 1941. In this book Dr. Cleckley talks of psychopathic personalities, humans that are without conscience. But we are confronted with men and women who decimate societies; they are not  psychopaths who kill a few individuals; they are sociopaths who kill entire societies.
The Indian Government operates 20 nuclear reactors at seven locations in India; the contentious Koodankulum has yet to go critical. These are located in northern, western and southern parts of  India in an arc of nuclear apocalypse. The reactors operate under ‘OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT,’ colonial India's anti-espionage act to protect and preserve British annexation of India, that states that one cannot approach, inspect, or even pass over a prohibited government site or area. The nuclear reactors operate on prohibited government area and hence common citizens are barred from entering, inspecting or even asking the questions from the forecourt attendant.
India is 1/3 the size of the USA with three times as many people; nine times as densely populated as the USA.  These reactors are all located close to densely populated urban regions and close to natural water bodies like rivers, lakes, and oceans.
Fukushima or Chernobyl in India
Let us assume the worst case scenario that one of these stations with their cluster of encased bombs blows up a la Fukushima. Note that the Japanese Government has behaved in the most criminal manner by withholding information from its people. They had known the consequences and had prepared an evacuation plan for Tokyo last year. Now, Tokyo is about 206 kilometers from Fukushima.
Narora nuclear power plant is 93 kilometers east of Delhi; Tarapur and Madras stations are closer to Bombay and Chennai, respectively.
In case of a major accident in any of the stations, 26 to 154 million people will be affected or need to be evacuated. {Table 1] Over half a billion are endangered living on borrowed time.
Table 1 Nuclear power stations Population within 250 kilometer radius
1 Narora Atomic Power Station   154,252,500
2 Rajasthan Atomic Power Station  39,250,000
3 Tarapur Atomic Power Station  118,044,375
4 Kakrapar Atomic Power Station   54,753,750
5 Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant   80,462,500
6 Madras Atomic Power Station   89,097,500
7 Kaiga Nuclear Power Plant   25,905,000
Grand total  561,765,625
Data from Chernobyl suggests that vast swathe of lands will remain uninhabitable for at least 600 years. Pripyat city remains highly radioactive today, no one can live there. Where the millions living in Delhi, Bombay or Chennai would be relocated? Can India afford the cost of 40-50 million mega city relocation?
We know that no reactor is safe and they all leak low level radiation. Most vulnerable are people downwind of the reactors. But we in India have both easterly and westerly, strong surface winds. So people all around are continuously exposed to low dosing of radiation. Is it causing the massive growth in abortions, pre-mature births, birth defects and an explosive growth in diabetes and cancers among the adults? Or, is the low dosing making us healthier as claimed by post-Fuku Japanese Government shills and Indian and American perps? The people will soon know and then rat holes will be in short supply.