Anti-nuke forum stages demo against KNPP
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Last Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2012, 21:25
Tirunelveli (TN): An anti-nuclear forum spearheading the stir against Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant on Thursday staged a demonstration in a coastal village near the site in protest against moves to get it commissioned.

Organisers of the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy said the activists staged the demonstration at Chettikulam after coming in a procession from Perumanalpuram.

Both villages are about 5 km from the KNPP site.

PMANE convenor S P Udayakumar and heads of various churches led the protestors.

The commissioning of the plant was earlier slated in December 2011, but has been delayed after protests by locals, who have been agitating since September last, demanding scrapping of the Indo-Russian project, citing safety concerns following the Fukushima disaster.

The previous three rounds of talks between the Central experts committee and Tamil Nadu government panel set up to break the impasse over the project, held on November 7, 18 and December 15 failed to make any headway towards commissioning of the first unit as locals were not satisfied with the replies given by the expert group to their queries.

The fourth round meeting between the committee and panel is planned to be held on January 31.


First Published: Thursday, January 26, 2012, 21:25

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