Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Petition supporting Indo-US Nuclear Deal -- Calling for Discussion

In 2006 a nuclear deal was struck between India and US after much wrangling. The US agreed to provide cheap nuclear fuel rods (Uranium) and India agreed open up one third of the reactors to International monitors. India has the second richest Thorium deposits but is not by itself the best fission fuel. Uranium is the best for production nuclear reactors, and India does not have any natural Uranium. The United states offered to allow and give Uranium imports into India with this deal. India needs nuclear fuel because we do not have enough coal or oil reserves.

This deals frees the struggling nuclear reactors with the much needed fuels. Note that, India still retains complete control and privacy of the two thirds of its research reactors.

The country is facing a political impasse because of the last minute rejection of the deal by the leftist parties including BJP and CPI(m) led by the elite and elderly Jyothi Basu. The BJP depends heavily on urban, middle-class voters. I believe these kinds of online petitions are the effective and inexpensive expression of the elite populace.

Here is a petition supporting the Indo-US Nuclear Deal. The petition closes on Sept. 1, 2007 so please hurry and spread the word.

http://www.petitiononline.com/nukedeal/

Document from the wiki
Document from Whitehouse
Document from Indian Gov (Can someone please point me to the link?)

Your nation thanks you!

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4 Comments:

Blogger vishesh said...

sry i dont like the deal....see here...

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 7:41:00 AM CDT  
Blogger The Kid said...

@Vishesh: I disagree to your opinion. Please read this before you make up your mind on the details of the deal

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States-India_Peaceful_Atomic_Energy_Cooperation_Act

Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 9:14:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Tohou Lidia said...

I'm not sure if i support it considering Australia is looking at a similar deal. Alot of our uranium is on Aboriginal lands but that is a whole other story.......

-Amy

Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 3:49:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Archana said...

I tagged you.

Monday, September 17, 2007 at 12:13:00 AM CDT  

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