India affirms commitment to nuclear power

Speaking at the Department of Atomic Energy’s Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony in New Delhi this week, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the country was committed to making nuclear energy an increasingly important element of its energy mix, the Indo-Asian News Service reports.

Defying large-scale anti-nuclear protests that have sprung up in parts of the country in recent months, Singh said Fukushima raised justifiable safety concerns about nuclear power and that India would continue to pursue its indigenous nuclear program with the safety of the Indian people in mind. Singh added that the first of two 1,000 MW reactors at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu, built in collaboration Russia, would be operating soon with the second to follow by the end of the year.

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