In the Hindu article under comments two persons have raised the pronuke arguements about benefits of nukes. Here are my rejoinders:
Ram K and Anand are doing a grievious disservice to all life when they lie about nuclear energy. Anand must know that CT scan is voluntary and damage done by radiation from nukes is involuntary. As far as benefit goes they are ignorant of the fact that nuclear energy programmes consume all the electricity they produce leaving none for society. All that nukes give is to pose the greatest danger to all life for millions of years by radionuclides criminally lodged inside the living beings without their consent, let alone of future generations. These citizens must learn from the reference I have cited and stop supporting perfect mass murders forthwith. Nuclear supporters have one job given by the people which is to slave for thousands of years to keep the nuclear poisons from the biosphere. And let them work on this.
Anand comes with an oft spoken of misunderstanding of the dual demon that the nukes are and the question, if nukes are consuming all the energy they produce, how are they supplying electricity?!
The question Anand puts is understandable because such questions are put even by nuke specialists or vested interest scientists! When one is ignorant of the energy balance sheet, one leads directly to perfect mass murders on the scale of extinction! The deaths from nuclear fuel cycles even during normal operations are discussed in detail by a former Chair of the USNRC Dr John Gofman. I have discussed these in Health Effects of Nuclear Power. A perfect mass murder occurs when deaths cannot be pinpointed to a certain cause like :"The nuclear reactors caused this death"! That is why with impunity did the governments conduct atmospheric nuclear tests and analogously the nuclear fuel cycles of the world during normal operations are also being operated(criminal). See Andrei Sakharov's Memoirs dealt with in my study of India Population. And nuclear fission produces radionuclides new to nature of vintage prior to the nuke era. Click on Ramaswami Ashok Kumar on Google Search and get the story!