Book Release : Half Life - Radio Active Waste in India
'Half Life' is a first comprehensive study analysis on the issue of nuclear waste in India, researched and published by Toxics Link with support from the Heinrich Boll Foundation.
Owing to current imperatives of 'clean' energy in the climate change
scenario, nuclear energy is being re-evaluated globally. India has had
a long nuclear power program and it has had a very successful track
record. However with the proposed opening up of the sector to civilian
nuclear energy, with private sector participation, nuclear energy is
slated to rise from the existing 3% upto 20% of the energy mix by
Waste from the fuel cycle is a key element in nuclear
energy costs and has great ecological risks impacts. However the issue
has been under-debated with little information in the public realm. The
report attempts to comprehensively address the complex issue, through
available information, and flag the gaps, including the need for
greater public participation and understanding of this key issue.