Kudankulam protest: Activists to lay siege to Tuticorin Port

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K'kulam: Activists to lay siege to port
Kudankulam (TN), Sept 22: The anti-nuclear protest against the Kudankulam plant will see another day of high drama when activists will lay siege to the VO Chidambaranar Port (formerly called as Tuticorin Port) at Tuticorin in country boats and mechanised vessels. The renewed agitation is mainly because fuel loading in the first reactor of the Kudankulam plant has already begun.

The protest is spearheaded by People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) leader and activist SP Udayakumar and had announced the agitation plans two days ago after holding a meeting with community leaders in coastal villages of Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari, Tuticorin and Ramanathapuram.

Shipping Minister GK Vasan, concerned over the protestors attempt to hamper operations in the VOC Port, appealed to them to give up the stir. In a statement released by PMANE on Friday, the activists demanded that the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) stop the fuelling process immediately. Vasan also urged the Tamil Nadu government to take necessary steps to contain the protest so as to avoid any impact on the region's import export trade.

OneIndia News

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