Hindu Newspaper Pushes LENR as the ‘Other Nuclear’

Following yesterday’s release of the special section on LENR in the Indian science journal Current Science is an article by M. Ramesh in the Hindu, India’s second largest English language newspaper titled “Do not forget the ‘other’ nuclear”. The author is up to speed on all the latest developments in the field, including the Lugano E-Cat report, Alexander Parkhomov’s replication of the Hot Cat, and the Current Science special report.

Some excerpts:

“Regardless of the name or description, the E-Cat devices have comprehensively proven to be energy sources and have attracted more open scientific inquiry.

“A group of scientists performed “independent third party tests” on the E-CAT in February-March 2014 at Lugano, Switzerland and the results were announced in October. Terming the reactor as “remarkable” the report (available in public domain) notes that the results showed “heat production beyond chemical burning” and concludes that there has been nuclear transmutation in the fuel

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“Another instance doing the round is a more recent experiment conducted by a Russian scientist called Alexander Parkhimov, who also felt that E-CAT produces energy.

“Next month’s edition of Current Science magazine of the Indian Academy of Sciences will feature low energy nuclear reactions on its cover, a sign of grudging acceptance by the scientific community.”

The author notes that US President Obama’s visit to India this week is taking place against the backdrop of difficult negotiations surrounding nuclear power. The United States wants to be able to track the movement of nuclear materials in India, while India finds this policy intrusive. Also, India has legislation on the books holding suppliers of nuclear materials liable for accidents that take place in Indian nuclear plants.

The article notes that Indian nuclear physicist Dr Mahadeva Srinivasan is a major force behind pushing the Indian government to adopt LENR as the ‘other nuclear’; Dr Srinvasan is convinced that LENR holds the key to India’s energy future, and expects that by 2020 E-Cat reactors in the hundreds will be supplying India with cheap, decentralized power.