Environmentalists say EIL is not qualified to conduct study, want report to be reviewed by an independent experts panel

Environmental experts and activists, who have alleged that Engineers India Limited (EIL) is not qualified and accredited as yet to conduct an environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the Mithivirdi nuclear power plant in Gujarat’s Saurashtra region, have found serious gaps in the EIA report itself in its present form. They have demanded that the EIA presented by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) as submitted by EIL should be reviewed by an independent experts committee.

India today dismissed media reports that said there has been a radiation leak at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu state as "totally baseless" and urged the media to avoid "erroneous

Environmentalists and activists in Sri Lanka have commenced agitating against the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Having been delayed by over a year, the first unit of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant is likely to get operational sometime next month, the government said on Wednesday.

After a brief lull, protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) were revived both in India and Sri Lanka with a protest being held in Colombo yesterday (5).

* Sri Lanka outside danger range
* All early warning systems operating

Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL) has denied allegation by a Sri Lankan interest group that the Kudankulam plant in Tamil Nadu was leaking radiation, and said the phase 1 of the project would be ready soon and power production would start by April-end.

The Sri Lankan group, the People's Movement Against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, on Saturday alleged that the plant had been leaking radiation since February 27. "There has not been any radiation leakage from the Kudankulam project. Already, the Indian high commission in Sri Lanka as well as the ministry of external affairs have denied the allegation," R S Sundar, Kudankulam project site director, told Business Standard.

The Union budget presented in Parliament on Thursday has provided an allocation of Rs. 150 crore for a neighbourhood development project at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu, where a 2000 MW nuclear power plant is coming up.

The provision follows the Tamil Nadu government’s announcement of a Rs. 500 crore development plan for the region around Kudankulam. A note in the budget document stated that the allocation would be used to provide relief and rehabilitation to “project-affected” people of the area.

India on Thursday dismissed as "baseless" the reports here about radiation leaks at the yet-to-be-commissioned Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu, saying it has a robust regulatory mechan

Leading environmentalists yesterday urged the Indian government to protect Sri Lanka from the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, as it had developed leaks even before being commissioned.