Plea for Debate on N-energy

The members of the People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) have written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking a nationwide debate on nuclear energy programme and reconsidering it.

Published: 04th June 2014 07:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th June 2014 07:58 AM   |  A+A-

VELLORE: The members of the People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) have written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking a nationwide debate on nuclear energy programme and reconsidering it.

Founder of the PMANE S P Udayakumar said they hoped the new government in the Centre would look into the issue of nuclear energy programme. “We have written to Modi, requesting for a national debate on nuclear plants besides pleading to reconsider the country’s nuclear programme,” Udhayakumar told mediapersons while waiting to meet Rajiv assassination case accused Perarivalan in Vellore Central Prison here on Tuesday.

On the protest against the Kudankulam nuclear plant, he said it has continued beyond 1,000 days and the agitation would continue till the nuclear plant is closed. In a recent accident in the plant, five were injured. Of them, two were hospitalised.  “It proved our view regarding the safety of the nuclear plant,” he said.

“There have been accidents in Kudankulam and other nuclear plants but  nothing is known about them. We have requested the Prime Minister to conduct an inquiry into the incidents,” he said.

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