Plea in SC against environmental clearance to Kudankulam plant
New Delhi: A fresh petition was filed on Friday in the Supreme Court against the environmental clearance given to the controversial Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu.
The plea by Chennai-based social activist G Sundarrajan has sought stay on the August 31 verdict of the Madras High Court, which had upheld the validity of the environment clearance given to the project by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) in in 1989.
This is the third petition in the apex court against the commissioning of Kudankulam nuclear power plant, which has trigger large-scale protest.
The earlier petitions filed by civil societies Centre for Public Interest Litigation and Common Cause have sought a direction to the government to make it binding on the Russian firm involved in setting up of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant to pay damages in case of any accident.
It had been alleged that the Centre has exempted Russian firm from all liabilities in case of a mishap which is against the law.
Sundarrajan had also approached the apex court against the high court`s decision, which had refused to impose any restraint on the plant.
The activist in his on Friday’s petition filed through advocates Prashant Bhushan and Pranav Sachdeva contended that the high court ignored the law that states that any expansion or modernisation requires a fresh clearance and that a clearance stands valid only for five years.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
More from Health
- PM Narendra Modi's speech at Heart of Asia conference
- India-Afghanistan thrash Pakistan over terrorism issue in Heart of Asia conference
- Gujarat: Goods train engine catches fire in Surat
- Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's condition extremely grave
- Is population control next on central govt's agenda after demonetization?
- Fake or Real? 'Alien animal' caught on Karnataka-Kerala border
- Live: Jayalalithaa passes away after suffering cardiac arrest; Panneerselvam takes oath as new CM of Tamil Nadu
- People want to know whether Jayalalithaa is alive or not; PM Narendra Modi must intervene, says expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa
- Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's condition continues to remain critical after suffering cardiac arrest
- Jayalalithaa's health condition: Amma critical, nation's political fraternity expresses concern - Who said what