Monthly Archives: January 2012

Is the Edifice of Radiation Protection Built on a Lie?

S& T Published: January 26, 2012 01:39 IST | Updated: January 26, 2012 01:39 IST Is the edifice of radiation protection built on a lie? The Hindu THE WAY FORWARD: The public need to be educated regarding the importance of … Continue reading

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Atomic Energy Commission a Unique Organization

  Atomic Energy Act 1948 and 1962 and the administrative set up developed to implement the programme helped India’s march towards self-sufficiency in the field of atomic energy. A few factors helped the implementation of the atomic energy programme. Firstly, … Continue reading

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Brain-storming seminar on public perception of risks at NIAS, Bangalore Sept 29 and 30, 2011

Gethanjali Monto and Rita Malhohtra published a brief summary of  the lectures delivered at a brain-storming seminar held at the National Institute of Advanced Studies(NIAS), Bangalore on September 29 and 30, 2011. The topic of the seminar was  “Public perception … Continue reading

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P N Krishnamoorthy : a pioneer in radiological protection, an outstanding scientist and an able administrator

Dr K.S.Parthasarathy Raja Ramanna Fellow, Department of Atomic Energy In the passing away of Shri.P.N.Krishnamoorthy, popularly known as “PNK” on November 16 this year, the country lost a pioneer in radiological protection, an outstanding scientist and an able administrator. Largely … Continue reading

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French nuclear regulator prescibes hard core measures post Fukushima

Post Fukushima it will not be business as usual for the nuclear industry. France’s nuclear safety authority has called for enhanced safety measures at the country’s 58 reactors in light of last year’s Fukushima-Daiichi accident in Japan, but has ruled … Continue reading

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PN Krishnamoorthy: Tributes to an Outstanding Scientist

PTI FEATURE   PF-106/2009 December 26,2009 PN Krishnamoorthy: Tributes to an Outstanding Scientist Dr. K.S.Parthasarathy “He served the Board with distinction during its formative years and contributed significantly in establishing robust and well laid out procedures to assist the nascent organization … Continue reading

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Irrational fear of radiation

During 1964, I visited CIRUS (a research reactor in Trombay) for the first time.It was a routine visit.I was then a trainee in the Atomic Energy Establishment Training School.Before allowing us into the reactor hall, the health physicist dutifully handed … Continue reading

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