Koodankulam agitation completes 150th day
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Last Updated: Thursday, January 12, 2012, 22:04
Chennai: Protestors against Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant on Thursday organized a rally in Tirunelveli district, marking the completion of 150 days of their agitations.

"We completed 150 days of protest today and still we could not achieve (scrapping of the plant). Also, while we are protesting, they (the Centre) are talking of commencing work at the plant…this is ridiculing our protest," SP Udayakumar, spearheading the agitations against KKNPP said.

Asked about their participation in the fourth round of talks with the central expert group, he said, "We have not received any invitation so far from the Collector. We got to know from the media that it will be on January 31. But, we have already informed him that the next round of talks will be held only with our expert committee."

The protestors have formed a 29-member panel with whom they want the central expert group to discuss.

All three rounds of talks between the state panel and the central expert group on November 7, 18 and December 15 last year failed to make any headway towards commissioning of the first unit at the KNPP located in Tirunelveli district, as local people protesting against the project were not satisfied with the replies given by the expert group to their queries.


First Published: Thursday, January 12, 2012, 22:04

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