Kudankulam N-Plant protestors demand white paper

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Koodankulam Nuclear Plant
Chennai, Nov 12: A group of anti-Kundankulam nuclear plant protestors on Saturday (today) demanded white paper on the plant as the experts are giving divergent views on the safety features of the Russian reactors being set up at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu.

"Different authorities are voicing various views. The other day, former president APJ Abdul Kalam certified the reactors are totally safe," said M Pushparayan, member of the state committee of People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) and convenor of the Coastal People's Federation said.

"The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) said additional safety features for all reactors including the ones at Kudankulam is being considered. We want a white paper on the Kudankulam project," he added.

Meanwhile, central government had already form a 15 member expert committee to clear the misconceptions about the upcoming project and committee has asked to submit a clear report with consulting local people covering all aspects of the issue.

Earlier, the villagers at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu have organized several hunger protest in their demand to close down nuclear power plant as it will create displacement and loss of livelihood in that area.

The centre has already rejected to stop the work of the plant citing plant is designed to generate more nuclear power than anywhere else in the world and will solve Tamil Nadu's shortage of power problem. The first two reactors at the plant was orginally scheduled to start functioning alter this month but after protest launched by villagers it was stopped.

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