Volume No. 10 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 384-389 October-December 2015

 

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE NUCLEAR REALM : A CRITIC’S VIEW ON THE ENVIRON -MENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT

 

Shaikh A. and Asokan A.

Department of Environmental Law, The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, NUALS Campus, H.M.T. Colony P.O. Kalamassery, Ernakulam, Kochi (INDIA)

 

Received on : June 10, 2015

 

ABSTRACT

 

This paper seeks to address is whether the acceptance of nuclear energy would provide for sustainable development in India or if it would prove to be a bane which retards the possible progress. Unlike the other technical papers, this paper looks to deal with the legal and social impact that nuclear technological development would bring into the world. This paper will have two parts for the sake of convenience. The first part of the paper would outline the remarkable advantages that can be derived through the use of nuclear energy. The second part of the paper will tackle the effectiveness of procedures such as EIA, Social Impact Assessment (SIA) etc. Criticisms and analysis on some landmark decisions by the Supreme Court and the National Green Tribunal (NGT), such as that in the Kudankulam case, will form part of the paper.

 

Keywords : Sustainable development, Nuclear energy, EIA, Ecological imbalance, Supreme Court

 

 

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