Anti-Nuclear Forums to Organise a Conference against Kudankulam Nuclear Plant Expansion on December 10
Anti-nuclear forums – Poovulagin Nanbargal and People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) – are all set to organise a conference in Chennai on December 10 against the government’s plan to expand the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) by constructing the third and fourth units.
“We have been opposing nuclear energy and authorities have gone ahead with the expansion of KNPP without clearing several doubts about the functioning of the first two units at Kudankulam. We are organising a conference against the expansion on the Human Rights Day on December 10,” Poovulagin Nanbargal ’s G. Sundarrajan said.
Their demand is the termination of expansion efforts and the release a white paper on the status of the working of the first two units. They also call for the withdrawal of the cases filed against the anti-nuclear activists. VCK’s Thol. Thirumavalavan, MMK’s M.H. Jawahirullah and MDMK’s Mallai Sathya also offered their solidarity to the anti-nuclear conference on December 10.
It was during the latest BRICS summit in Goa that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Russian President Vladimir Putin together launched the civil work for the development of the new units of the Kudankulam nuclear plant.