Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University

The undergound tunnel being built to connect the Fast-Breeder Nuclear Reactor to the sea, at the Kalpakkam Nuclear Complex, India, January 2013.
Photo credit: IAEA

July 30, 2013 - CISAC News

Hecker: India's first-class nuclear program can still learn from Fukushima

CISAC's Sig Hecker talks to one of India's most respected newspapers, The Hindu, about why he admires India's nuclear energy program. India's world-class nuclear researchers can still learn many lessons from the Fukushima nuclear crisis, particularly in fostering a culture of safety. The world's largest democracy must demonstrate to its citizens that nuclear power is safe and sustainable in order to pursue its ambitious energy program.

Topics: Democracy | Nuclear Energy | Nuclear power | Nuclear safety and security | India