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Court sanctions Kudankulam nuclear plant, but PMANE will not give up the fight

Our struggle against the plant will continue,” said SP Udayakumar, convenor, People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy, which has been at the forefront of the anti-plant protest

Kudankulam plant gets HC nod; activists protest , Hindustan Times Chennai, August 31, 2012 The Madras high court on Friday gave all-clear to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tirunelveli, 650km from Chennai, while asking the government to set up hospitalsand schools for locals.
Twenty-four years in the making, the plant, which was to get operational last year, has
been hit by waves of protests by local villagers and anti-nuclear power activists over safety concerns. Protesters even laid siege to the plant, seen as vital to plugging power shortage in the country, last year after the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan. The project
is coming up in collaboration with Russia. The activists plan to challenge Friday’s verdict in the SC.

Dismissing a bunch of petitions challenging commissioning of the units
1 and 2, being built by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd, an
HC division bench said the project did not suffer from any infirmity
for want of any clearance.

“There is absolutely no impediment to proceed in units 1 and 2,” the
bench comprising justice P Jyothimani and justice M Duraiswamy said in
its order, keenly awaited for loading the fuel in the 1,000MW unit
1…… Our struggle against the plant will continue,” said SP Udayakumar, convenor, People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy, which has been at the forefront of the anti-plant protest. http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Chennai/Kudankulam-plant-gets-HC-nod-activists-protest/Article1-922617.aspx

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September 1, 2012 - Posted by | India, Legal

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