The Fukushima nuclear incident has worlwide implications for the future of nuclear power. But, it is of particular significance for India as the country envisages a rapid expansion of its nuclear power programme. In the said context, the present book is an attempt to better understand the peculiarities of the situation obtained in Fukushima, as well as the differences that exist in the seismological, technological and operational aspects of the Indian nuclear power programme.
The chapters of the book, written by nuclear scientists, strategic analysts and specialists involved with disaster management, bring out different aspects of the lessons that need to be assimilated from the Japanese nuclear experience and highlight the need for proactive engagement of the nuclear establishment to clearly address public concerns.
Reports recommending further nuclear safety efforts, as prepared by national governments, including India, are also included in the Appendices.