CPI (M) demands stop on all new nuclear projects
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 21, 2011, 16:42
  
Kolkata: The CPI(M) on Thursday demanded an immediate stop on all new nuclear projects, saying it was 'elementary' for the government to pay heed to public protests against such plants after the Fukushima disaster.

"Work on all new nuclear plants should be stopped immediately," CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat told a press conference here.

The CPI(M), he said, had raised objections to the Jaitapur nuclear project in Maharashtra, India's largest nuclear power plant where farmers are agitating, even before the Fukushima disaster.

"The technology being provided for Jaitapur by the French company is not tested. Besides, Jaitapur is in a seismic zone. Many scientists have already demanded a stop to the project. After the Fukushima disaster, it is elementary for the government to pay heed to public opinion," he said.

Asked whether he also wanted a halt in the proposed Haripur n-power project in West Bengal, Karat said he wanted all such new projects to be stopped 'without exception.'

PTI


First Published: Thursday, April 21, 2011, 16:42


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