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From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Nuclear Lessons Learned and Unlearned
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The Indian Pugwash Society published a Hiroshima Day commemoration day address delivered by Amb Sreenivasan on August 9, 2011 in the form of a booklet. Ambassador Sreenivasan is a veteran diplomat with extensive experience in multilateral diplomacy. He was permanent representative of India in the United Nations, Vienna and Governor for India at the International Atomic Energy Agency in 2004. In his lecture, he argued that, “Hiroshima and Fukushima have brought to light two facets of the danger from the nuclear genie. Mankind developed nuclear weapons in his quest for security and realized the folly of mutually assured destruction. The quest for energy security has driven it to develop nuclear power, the more benign manifestation of the atom. The time has come for it to pause and ensure that the second quest does not prove as dangerous as the first.”