After reading media reports on the Chernobyl, The Kukushima nuclear disaster and later the protests at the new kudankulan power project, I considered nuclear energy unsafe and thought of it like a ticking Bomb continuously emitting radiation. I imagined a nuclear power station to be an isolated place where a handful of people work wearnig heavy radiation proof suits to be safe from the so called radiation emitted by the plant. But this was not the case many people work at the Atomic Power Station and they are more than safe, and definitely living in a cleaner environment than the people in the city. After a site tour of the Tarapur Atomic Power Station 3&4 my misconceptions about Nuclear Energy were dispelled. Some important information I gathered at the tour to TAPS 3&4 was:
Hence I can conclude that Nuclear Energy is safe and it is the need of the hour, India needs more energy for development and increase in Atomic Energy Stations can bridge the gap between its demand and supply.