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Tamil Nadu Panel submitted its Findings on Kudankulam Power Plant

India Current Affairs 2012. A four member expert panel on Kudankulam nuclear plant project headed by S. Iniyan submitted its report on 28 February 2012

Feb 29, 2012 17:39 IST

A four member expert panel on Kudankulam nuclear plant project headed by S. Iniyan submitted its report on 28 February 2012.

The panel had been set up by the Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalitha on 9 February 2012 to look into the safety aspects of Kudankulam nuclear plant.

The expert Group which took two weeks to submit its findings comprised members like former chief of the Atomic Energy Commission M.R. Srinivasan and former IAS officer L.N.Vijayaraghavan. The panel consulted to all stakeholders including those who are opposing the project before coming to conclusion.

A union government appointed expert panel had on 31 January 2012 submitted a 77-page report on Kudankulam nuclear plant project. The report had categorically deemed the project safest and fears of the people not based on scientific principles.

Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power project currently under construction in Koodankulam in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. Construction of this Indo- Russian plant began in 1997. There have been several controversies attached to the construction of plant. Most of the controversies are related to the safety of local residents of Kudankulam.