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Nuclear Power Plant: A step towards destruction!
On the sad occasion of the 3rd Anniversary of the Fukusima Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) disaster a seminar was organized at Lohia Academy in Odisha. Former Indian Naval chief Admiral L Ramdas and popular environmentalist and marine conservationist Lalita Ramdas, Political Science Prof. Dr. Narottam Gaan and journalist Sudhir Pattnaik spoke on the occasion and expressed their profound grief and paid glowing tributes to the souls of the dear-departed victims of Fukisima disaster.

All of them expressed their concern against NPP and appealed to the world leaders and people to come forward to build a Nuclear free planet. On this occasion this citizen journalist and writer (Bibhuti Pati) released his two latest books titled, Sweet Spring: A smile of Sorrows and Nuclear Power Plant Jack O Lantern.

Focusing on the adverse effects of nuclear plants on human society, in my book I have argued the different devastating effects of nuclear power plants, which could rattle the country’s economy and environment.

While launching the book the chief guest Admiral L Ramdas said that the idea to create electricity out of nuclear fusion is quit 'stupid' to him, since "it is expensive and exploitive in nature."

On this occasion Lalita Ramdas said, "Natural resources are being exploited by other countries like the USA, Korea, China and France and owing to which only a certain section of people are getting the benefits. All these in a way are forms of corruption."

"Exploiting nature to have a lavish life is the outcome of uncontrolled consumerism that is the byproduct of western idealism. Constructing nuclear power plants, across the country, with the help of foreign manufacturer is the fruit of the poisonous tree, named consumerism," echoed Narottam Gaan, professor of Utkal University, Political Science and Journalist Sudhir Patnaik while criticising the western concepts of development.

"For the western half of the world, nature is nothing but lifeless source of natural resource whereas in the eastern part it is regarded as extension of life," said Patnaik, adding that the western philosophy is the main reason behind environmental disasters in the world.

(About the Author: Bibhuti Pati is an investigative journalist working for different renowned newspapers and magazines. Pati likes to write on environmental issues, Indian Maoism and other social and conflict issues)

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