Since the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant Project (KKNPP) has advanced safety features, the public need not fear, the new district Collector, C Samayamoorthy said here on Sunday. He said this on the sidelines of an awareness campaign, jointly organised by the district administration and the NPCIL (Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd) at Sivasubrmaniapuram village near Koodankulam.
The safety features and other aspects of the KKNPP were highlighted at the camp andhandbills on nuclear power plant were distributed to participants.
Reiterating that the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant Project was safe, the Collector said the Kalpakkam atomic plant had been functioning safely for 40 years. “The local residents (of Kalpakkam) were living with out any problem,” he said. The CM had allotted a `500 crore package for development work in Koodankulam area, based on which, the tender process for projects has been initiated, Samayamoorthy said. “The development work would be started after the tenders are finalised,” he added.
KKNPP site director R S Sundar, Cheranmahadevi sub Collector Rohini Ramdos, Radhapuram tahsildar Subramanian, assistant director of town panachayats Veerapadran, KKNPP engineers S Kalirajan and D Ramesh participated in the awareness camp.