Nuclear energy vs renewable energy – the Indian experience with Vatakkayil Thazhe Padmanabhan
Mr. VT Padmanabhan has been researching environmental issues since 1980. The topics he has covered include ionizing radiation, chemical contamination such as the Bhopal accident of 1984, safety concerns for nuclear power plants and radioactive waste repositories.
The genetic epidemiological study of children born to parents exposed to high natural background radiation in the coastal villages of Kerala during 1990-2000 revealed that the human genome can be impacted by an annual exposure of 7 milli-Sievert, which is less than the occupational dose of radiation workers. The Bhopal children study conducted by his is the first study to have revealed the hereditary effects of MIC exposure in Bhopal. He had visited and taken part in the research studies at major hot spots in India, Japan and Belarus. He has published in peer-reviewed journals like the Lancet, Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), International Journal of Health Services and the Economic and Political Weekly. All his papers can be accessed at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Padmanabhan_VT/contributions
Please join us for a public seminar discussing some of Mr Padmanabhan’s research experience.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 -
15:00 to 16:00
Energy Research Centre, Seminar Room, Menzies Building, 6th Level