Trinamool MP opposes nuclear plant in Bengal
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 08, 2009, 23:24
Kolkata: Strongly opposing the proposed nuclear power plant at Haripur in West Bengal's East Midnapore district, a Trinamool Congress MP today said it could not come up in the densely populated area and on multi-crop land.

"The nuclear power plant should be shifted elsewhere. It cannot be set up on a four or five crop land threatening the livelihood of farmers. It also cannot come up in such a densely populated area," Sisir Adhikary, a Trinamool strongman in East Midnapore district and Union Minister of state for Rural Development, told reporters.

Stating that there was a thriving fish-drying industry in Haripur, which was the only source of income for residents, he alleged that the CPI(M) had wrongly briefed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

He said his son Subhendu Adhikary, a Trinamool MP and also from the district, would explain to the Prime Minister after he returned from abroad.

The Prime Minister yesterday said that four new nuclear reactors would be set up by Russia in Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu and a site for the fifth one was identified in West Bengal.


First Published: Tuesday, December 08, 2009, 23:24

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