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DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY CONSTITUTES AN EXPERT GROUP FOR KUDANKULAM NUCLEAR POWER PROJECT

 

The Department of Atomic Energy has constituted an Expert Group of 15 specialists with an objective of interacting with the officials of state government of Tamil Nadu and spokespersons of the people in the neighbourhood of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) in Tamil Nadu. This Expert Group will explain the factual position on various aspects of the project and will also dispel apprehensions of some sections of the local people. The Expert Group comprises of renowned academicians, scientists, doctors and engineers specializing in areas like environmental science, radiation safety, nuclear reactor design, nuclear reactor safety, nuclear regulatory aspects, nuclear waste management, oncology, oceanography, fisheries, thermal ecology, seismology etc.

The government of Tamil Nadu will be requested to provide an appropriate platform where the Expert Group can meet the senior state government officials, spokespersons of the neighbourhood identified by the government of Tamil Nadu and can deliberate on issues raised in the recent times such as seismicity, tsunami, radiation in the environment, impact on fishing, thermal ecology, waste management, etc.

S No.

Name and affiliation

Area of Specialization

1.

Dr. A. E. Muthunayagam
Vice-Chancellor, Nurul Islam University,
Nagarcoil, Tamil Nadu

Mechanical Engg
Environmental Science/Oceanography

2.

Dr. M. R. Iyer
Retd. Director, Division of Radiation
Safety, IAEA, Vienna

Radiation Safety

 

3.

Prof. M. N. Madhyastha
Retd. Professor, Mangalore University

Thermal ecology

4.

Prof. N. Sukumaran
Director, School of Life Sciences
VELS University, Chennai

Fisheries

 

5.

Dr. A. K. Pal
Professor, Central Institute of Fisheries
Education, Versova, Mumbai

Fisheries

6.

Dr. V. Shantha
Chairperson, Adyar Cancer Institute

Oncologist

 

7.

Dr. C. S. Pramesh,
Assoc. Professor & Surgeon
Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai

Oncologist/Surgeon

8.

Prof. Harsh K. Gupta
Panikkar Professor, NGRI, Hyderabad

Seismology

 

9.

Prof. Kannan Iyer
IIT, Bombay

Mechanical Engineering Safety Research

10.

Prof. D. V. R. Murthy,
IIT, Madras

Mechanical Engineering Safety Research

11.

Shri S. K. Mehta
Retd. Director, Reactor Group, BARC

Nuclear Reactor Design

12.

Shri S. K. Sharma
Former Chairman, AERB

Nuclear Regulatory aspects

13.

Shri K. Balu
Retd. Director, Nuclear Waste
Management Group, BARC

Nuclear Waste Management

14.

Dr. S. M. Lee
Raja Ramanna Fellow,
Safety Research Institute, Kalpakkam

Reactor Safety

15.

Shri W. Stephen Aruldoss Kanthiah
Retd. Director (Operations),
Heavy Water Board

Chemical Plant Safety

 

 

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