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Nuclear Energy- Both sides of the coin

I read an article yesterday in The Hindu called 'Why Kudankulam is untenable' by Suvrat Raju and M.V Ramana. I've never heard of them, but they seemed so sure that the Kudankulam plant should be scrapped. They even went so far as to say that India doesn't need nuclear power. What crap. Okay, may be nuclear reactors in India don't produce as much power as promised. But the potential still exists. Actually, we're not able to produce much power from nuclear energy because we don't know how to use it more efficiently. How're countries like France and Lithuania(Lithuania at that!) able to generate as much as 78% of their electricity from nuclear sources? Obviously, they have/know something we don't. And instead of trying to figure out what that is, we're sitting and talking about shutting the whole thing down. It doesn't make sense at all.
BUT(a big one)you can't say the whole nuclear thing's safe either. Fukushima's taught us that. …