- In the diamond jubilee year of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), a ‘hall of nuclear power’ would be set up in the capital with an aim to dispel “misgivings” related to atomic energy as well as to spread awareness about it.
- Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy Jitendra Singh said the ‘hall of nuclear power’ will come up at the National Science Centre in Pragati Maidan.
- On apprehensions from certain quarters over Kudankulam and Jaitapur nuclear projects, Singh said that there were ample studies to prove that there were ,no visible adverse outcome of atomic energy.
- In 60 years none of the scientists have suffered from cancer.
- The Minister said, there are concerns and they need to dispel those. That is why they are undertaking such steps towards creating awareness.
- Responding to a question on former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s comment that the country did not build nukes ,to fire on Shab-e-Barat, Singh said DAE would rather promote its programmes ,for peaceful social and economic applications.
- Singh, who is also the Minister of State for Development of the Northern Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and in charge of the Department of Space, was addressing a press conference listing the ministry’s achievements in the past one year.
- On Jaitapur plant, R K Sinha, Secretary in Department of Atomic Energy, said that the pre-engineering agreement has been signed between ArevaBSE and NPCIL.
- Now Areva would provide a document for the plant as per the requirements.
- R K Sinha also said that the second unit of the Kudankulam project was close to commissioning. Unit-I had commenced commercial operations on December 31 last year.
Source:The Economic Times