Unnatural deaths in atomic energy: new wine in an old bottle!

On December 4, 2016, SundayGuardianLive published a report titled “Atomic energy department saw 70 unnatural deaths in eight years “. This news story is similar to a report which appeared in The Times of India in Sept 2014. It is a typical example of new wine in old bottle.

Here is the link to the article in SundayGuardianLive:

http://www.sundayguardianlive.com/investigation/7559-atomic-energy-department-saw-70-unnatural-deaths-eight-years

Responding to the TOI report of Sept 2014 , I wrote an article in Rediff.com  concluding that “overall, data and its analysis used in the reports prove that members of staff of DAE, like others, are prone to cancer and suicides! No more, no less! The sensational reports have the potential to do infinite damage to our nation’s nuclear energy programme and create unwanted fear.”

The Department of Atomic Energy responded promptly to the TOI article.

The Link: http://dae.nic.in/?q=node/775

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About ksparthasarathy

I am a former Secretary of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board. I am a former Raja Ramanna Fellow in the Department of Atomic Energy. Free lance journalism is my hobby
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