Chennai: Amid the standoff over the
controversial Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant, the Nuclear
Power Corporation of India Limited has launched an intense
media campaign to allay safety fears of the people in and
around the project site.
"NPCIL has produced 60-second long advertisements to be
telecast on TV channels. These will carry messages on cancer
and on some issues raised by fishermen," an official said here
In the advertisements, renowned oncologist Dr V Shanta of
Cancer Institute, Chennai, marine life experts Murugesan and
Sugumaran will clear doubts that locals and fishermen might
have (about nuclear power), they said.
The campaign would be telecast on Tamil TV channels,
apparently targeting the local population who have been up in
arms against the Indo-Russian collaborative project since
NPCIL officials had already aired 60-second long jingles
on private radio channels in Tirunelveli district.
The commissioning of the plant, earlier slated in December
2011, has been delayed after protests by locals on grounds of