Stop Kudankulam Nuclear Plant! Help Save The Indian Ocean!
Petitioning: Chief Justice of India.
Petitioner: Ignatius Fernando started on September 4, 2012
We, ardent lovers of humanity and marine life, request the Chief Justice of India to persuade the Govt. of India to keep the Indian Ocean free of nuclear discharges, and convert the Koodankulam Nuclear Plant into an alternative source of energy. Let us present a safer world for our generations to follow.
The Indian and Russian authorities have been adamantly going ahead with the project without respect for the apprehensions of the local villagers.
Nuclear waste from Koodankulam is to be discharged into the Indian Ocean and the local villagers have been engaged in peaceful protests like hunger-strike. The Indian Government has to be persuaded to convert this facility into an alternative source of energy.
Everyone agrees that nuclear waste will remain radioactive forever in the Ocean.
Below : From "The Hindu" Newspaper, India.
Give up KKNPP: Ramadoss , The Hindu, TIRUNELVELI, September 4, 2012.
If the Central and the State governments are for the welfare of the people, they, like the developed nations that are closing down the nuclear power programmes in a phased manner, should have chosen to give up the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, Pattali Makkal Katchi founder S. Ramadoss has said.
Addressing the anti-KKNPP protestors at Idinthakarai on Monday evening, Dr. Ramadoss said the nation had never witnessed such an “intense but peaceful agitation” in any part of the country in the past.
Like the developed nations that were gradually closing down the nuclear power programmes, Indian Government should also have scrapped the KKNPP and the Tamil Nadu Government should have pressed this demand if they were really concerned about people’s welfare.
Since the protesters were so intelligent and had understood very well the demerits of nuclear energy, they were fighting against it for the past several months.
“The recent judgement by Madras High Court (on granting permission for fuel loading) has not dashed the hopes of these protesters, who have planned to go for an appeal in the Supreme Court and hence they are valiant soldiers,” he lauded.
PMK leader G.K. Mani accompanied Dr. Ramadoss.