Anti-Nuke stir: KNPP staff stranded inside complex
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Last Updated: Sunday, October 16, 2011, 18:21
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 complex.

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.


First Published: Sunday, October 16, 2011, 18:21

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