Narayanasamy vouches for KNPP`s safety again
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Last Updated: Sunday, November 13, 2011, 20:06
Palani: Vouching for the safety of the Koodankulam Nuclear Power project again, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's office, V Narayanasamy, on Sunday said there were 20 nuclear plants in the country and no problem was experienced anywhere.

He said many scientists were staying in the KNPP quarters along with their children.

"Will they stay there if they feel it is harmful to their children?" Narayanasamy, who was deputed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to meet the anti-KNPP agitators in their first phase stir in September, told reporters after offering worship at the Murugan temple here.

"Even if an aeroplane collided with the plant, nothing will happen to it," he quipped.

He also rejected reports that nuclear waste would affect the marine life."The anti-nuclear activists need not worry.. nothing will happen to them."

Tsunami waves also could not do anything to the Koodankulam nuclear plant as it was located at a very high level, he claimed.

To a question on the anti-KNPP protest being allegedly funded by foreign agencies, he said "I only asked how the anti-nuclear energy campaigners are generating funds for the protests did not say USA is funding them."

Narayanasamy had said yesterday that a probe was on into the source of funding and other aspects of the three-month long stir against the nuclear power plant at Koodankulam.

"The agitation is going on for three months. How is it sustained, is a question mark. It is not known who is financing all this. A detailed probe is on," he said.


First Published: Sunday, November 13, 2011, 20:06

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