Tirunelveli (TN): A number of employees of
Koodankulam Nuclear Power plant are stranded inside the
complex due to the ongoing stir by anti-KNPP activists.
With the roads blocked by protesters, employees who had
arrived to relieve those inside since yesterday were unable to
enter the plant, KNPP Director Kasinath Balaji said.
Employees of the Emergency services wing at the plant
have been stuck inside since yesterday and have been provided
essential supplies," he said.
For the third consecutive day, anti-KNPP protesters
prevented scientists and other workers from entering the
plant, but after talks with officials, they allowed delivery
of essential commodities for workers staying inside the
In another development, miscreants allegedly disrupted
water supply to a colony close to the project site, where over
900 construction labourers reside, affecting supply to a
section of dwelling units.
As the second phase of the agitation, in which 106
anti-KNPP protesters are on an indefinite fast in Idinthakarai
village, entered the eighth day today, normal life was
affected in at least 10 villages in and around the hamlet.
Fishermen did not venture out to sea, expressing solidarity
with the activists.
A top KNPP official said that fear about the nuclear
plant`s safety was "unfounded" and alleged some "mischievous
elements" were deliberately spreading rumours.