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  • satis shroff

    As a child I was often in Bombay (Mumbai) visiting my Uncles and Aunts and they lived near Sion-Koliwada. In neighbouring Trombay was a nuclear plant and I had childhood fears of what would happen when there was a nuclear catastrophy.

    After Chernobyl and Fukushima, the Indian government ought to phase out the old nuclear plants because when there’s a big nuclear accident and a major leak, it will cost the lives of hundreds of thousand of densely populated areas in India. That would be a supergau.

    It seems hard to convince the obstinate power-hungry politicians in India and Fessenheim (France) to close down the dangerous nuclear plants. Democratic means of protest seem to be ineffective because the concerned authorities come up with new arguments to postpone such close-down projects. Chancellor Merkel did the right thing by swerving away from atomic energy in the aftermath of Fukushima.Ironically, the Japanese government still insists on investing on nuclear energy. Some people who run governments never learn from catastrophic experiences.
    –Satis Shroff’s Zeitgeistliterature

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