Protestors Halt Commissioning of India's Kudankulam Nuclear Plant

  • Protestors Halt Commissioning of India's Kudankulam Nuclear Plant

    Commissioning of the 1000-MW first reactor of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in India has ground to a halt due to protests by the local population. Originally scheduled for December, commissioning and start up of the estimated $3-billion plant in the southern state of Tamil Nadu was moved to March 2012 because protestor blockades have prevented engineers from gaining entry into the plant....

    ... Plant officials hope the protestors, which once numbered in the thousands, will disperse by the new commissioning date...

    webmasters comment:

    The protestors will not "disperse". They are on a hunger strike in the hundreds. But as we have seen, shooting anti-nuclear protestors in not unheard off in India.   Nuke protester murdered in India as police open fire on peaceful crowd 24.4.11.

    Authorities responded to peaceful protest of a proposed nuclear power plant site in India by shooting at the crowd, killing one and injuring eight. Over sixty others were arrested. Killed by police on Monday, the body of 30-year-old Tabrez Sayekar was carried through the streets at a funeral march attended by more than 2,000 people on Wednesday. No one has been charged in his murder.