‘No need to worry about Koodankulam nuke plant’

Last Updated: Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 22:02

Paravoor: There is no need to worry
about the safety of the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant as it
has been constructed with the "most advanced technology",
former President APJ Abdul Kalam said on Saturday.

"Even in the event of a tsunami, the KNPP will be able to
withstand it and safety measures have been taken to prevent
radiation," he said.

The Plant has been constructed with the "most advanced
technology", Kalam said, addressing students here after
inaugurating `Sasthrayaan`, a pioneer project for Quality
Science Education, initiated by Congress MLA VD Satheesan.

The former president was replying to a query from a
student about the safety of the project, the first unit of
which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had said yesterday would
be functional in a "couple of weeks".

Asked about the tension between Tamil Nadu and Kerala
over the Mullaperiyar dam, he said the issue could be settled
through discussions between the two Chief Ministers.

The `Sasthrayaan` project will cover about 7,000 students
and 250 teachers in 21 schools at Paravoor constituency of
Ernakulam district.

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy presided over the
function.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 22:02

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