CPI(M) demands scrapping of Jaitapur nuclear project

Opposing the setting up of nuclear plant at Jaitapur, the CPI(M) on Friday urged the Environment Minister to uphold the interest of the country and ensure that Indians are not used as "guinea pigs" for the project.

New Delhi: Opposing the setting up of
nuclear plant at Jaitapur, the CPI(M) on Friday urged the
Environment Minister to uphold the interest of the country and
ensure that Indians are not used as "guinea pigs" for the
project.

"We have been opposing the Jaitapur plant in
Maharashtra on various grounds. One is the question of
rehabilitation, the second is the question of environment and
third is the question of this technology which has not been in
use anywhere in the world," CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury told
reporters outside Parliament House.

Yechury said, "We are going to be guinea pigs for
this. There are also related matters concerning nuclear waste.
That is why we are of the view that this is a project which
should not take place in Jaitapur or India."

The CPI(M) politburo member said he was hopeful that
"our overactive Environment Minister will uphold the interest
of the country".

PTI

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