Mass protest grows against Kudankulam nuclear power plant in India
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Thousands of people, including women and children, have gathered since Sunday on the southern coast of India, to protest against the operation of the and the nuclear program of the government.
An official announcement stated that the's inspection of the reactor pressure vessel of Unit-1 was completed and fuel will be loaded into the first 1000-mw-reactor this month. This was the reason for the people to raise another protest since March this year.
The government ordered 4,000 policemen to monitor the surrounding area around the plant site. 300 policemen were in the village ofin the . Groups of people tried to block a road and a railway.
On Tuesday the BBC World News reported that a 44-year-old fishermen was killed by police while shooting to disperse the demonstrating groups.
Authorities of an English TV channel made a complaint because a cameraperson was allegedly injured during the police action.
The protests spread to different towns and villages. A group of scientists, doctors,s, environmental activists, students, and concerned citizens met yesterday in front of the Statue in College Square, to show solidarity with the demonstration around .
- "Kudankulam: Fuel loading has not begun at nuclear plant, says AERB chairman" — , September 13, 2012
- BT Online Bureau. "Police crack down protest against Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant" — , September 13, 2012
- "Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project protests spread to Chennai" — , September 11, 2012
- BBC Nes. "Security tight after India nuclear plant protest death" — , September 11, 2012
- South Asia Solidarity Group and Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. "Support for Koodankulam From London: Statement by CND, South Asia Solidarity Group" — , September 10, 2012