Greenpeace India today released a report lead by Davidd Boiley, Director of ACRO and member of NTW. The report, titled ‘Red Alert – India’s nuclear disaster plans, outdated and inadequate’, assesses India’s nuclear disaster plans and concludes that India’s plans do not offer a complete defence-in-depth for existing nuclear plants.
The report stresses the breaches of current India’s plans:
– The report examines differences with Fukushima and shows a lack of emergency preparedness and provides recommendations for the authorities to act upon.
– The manual on emergency preparedness at Kalpakkam still has emergency guidelines from an ancient manual adopted in 1984, well before the Chernobyl disaster.
– India’s acceptable limit of contaminated food are set dangerously higher than international limits.
– The report also examined the weak learnings of the recent nuclear accident at Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS) and the lack of an Independent Nuclear Regulator.
Please download here the full report