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Nuclear project in Jaitapur opposed by Shiv Sena Party

Jaitapur plant debate goes ballistic Daily 30 Nov 11 Mumbai: Declaring his party’s solidarity with the people of Konkan, Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said if they do not want the atomic power project in Jaitapur, then his party will not let it happen…..

it is the government against whom we are fighting,” he said, adding that, the question of who will face the liability should the project go wrong needs to be answered first.

A debate ‘Jaitapur project – Why yes? Why no?’, which was originally aimed at aiding an exchange between opposing parties, took an ugly turn when Jaitapur and Tarapur residents shouted slogans against the scientists present.

Apart from Kakodkar and Banerjee, Shashikant Dharane of NPCIL and Dr. Rajan Badwe of Tata Memorial Centre were present to speak in support of project. While Dr Vivek Monteiro of Konkan Bachao Samiti, nuclear scientist Dr Surendra Gadekar were there to speak against the project. Also, Jitendra Raul from Tarapur Vikas Samiti was representing the people of Tarapur. Former justice of Delhi high court, AP Shah, who also worked for the peoples’ tribunal set up for the JNPP presided over the debate.

Monteiro questioned the validity of environment impact assessment report prepared for the the JNPP, alleging that it lacked scientific approach. Neither Banerjee nor Kakodkar attempted answering the question.

November 30, 2011 - Posted by | India, politics

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