STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

File Report on K-plant Safety: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from the Centre and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) on the implementation of safety guidelines issued by it for Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu.

Published: 18th February 2014 09:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th February 2014 09:47 AM   |  A+A-

The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from the Centre and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) on the implementation of safety guidelines issued by it for Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu.

A bench, headed by Justice K S Radhakrishnan, asked the authorities to file a report within three weeks on a petition alleging that all the safety and security measures were not put in place before commissioning of the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant.

The apex court’s direction came on a plea of anti-nuclear activist G Sundarrajan, who had moved the court against the commissioning of the plant.

While giving a green signal to the nuclear power project in May last year, a bench of the Supreme Court had, issued a set of directions relating to environment protection, disaster management, safety of the people, and quality of systems and components in the plant and had said they be complied with before its commissioning.

It had directed the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board to maintain a constant vigil and make periodical inspection of the plant at least once in three months and if any defect was noticed, the same should be rectified forthwith.

The apex court also said NPCIL should ensure that radioactive discharges do not cross the limits prescribed.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp