/// that he is the same man who is trying to stoke the xenophobic fears of the middle class by questioning the foreign support///
Can anybody tell me why die hard firangies and jehadis call hindus -- 'Middle Class'. Have respect for majority people or go there whose bootlicking you are busy at.
Here is a link which provides some information about geology of Koodankulam site. This article was published in DNA. www.dnaindia.com/india/report_dna-investigations-kudankulams-lurking-dangers_1655987-alll, An issue of Outlook on Solar energy and other alternate energy sources, and their progress in India will be most welcome.
Excellent article, India is more of a hypocrisy than a democracy. There is no transparency in the nuclear field, people know only what the vested interests and Government spokesman tell them. The industry is not subject to RTI, all costs are hidden from the public. The nuclear industry is doomed as it has no way of dealing with radioactive waste, no country has solved this major problem, except to bury it in the sand and pass the buck to unborn generations. India has neither the techincal ability or the infrastructure to deal with a nuclear crisis. India has no culture of safety, period. Expand nuclear plants for short term power gains at your own risk. If nuclear plants are deemed so safe why dont they build one near Delhi on the banks of the polluted Yamuna river. Cities are the power hogs while the rural, pristine areas are the locations of dangerous plants, because the poor people can be bribed or silenced by the Government.
The Outlook Magazine has been there for very long time (atleast since mid 1990s). Koodankulam commenced in 1988. If Outlook and Neelabh Mishra wanted to express their concerns on this project, they should have done long before. The project is now nearing completion, some 13000 crores of Tax payer money spent (mostly of hardworking middle class; Media folks who act as peddlers of paid news are not hardworking by anymeans). Now all of a sudden fuss is made about this project, even as TN suffers from massive rolling blackouts and massive prospect of unemployment due to closure of manufacturing units. what is the motive? Looks like a clever agenda in place to deny TN, espically Southern TN its due share in development. And it can be confimed by the fact that Outlook has seldom wrote in favour of development in fringe areas.
For all his Pro-US nuke obsession and his other major faults, MMS cannot be faulted by the media on Koodankulam.
For one thing, the NGOs against nuke energy are abnormal - financed by 'unknown sources' probably opposed to the Russians, or pro- wind energy lobby, which is prevalent in that area. ONLY women are protesting. Whats the background to this stage-managed protests?
The nation has to wake up to the danger of these mischief mongers and semi-learned protesters. Else, we have to give up on achieving better standards of living.
Neelabh Mishra >> It also smacks of an elitist mindset that seeks to protect and perpetuate these power structures.
You are the one with elitist mindset and feudal thinking. You are comfortably sitting in big metros like Mumbai/Delhi and have no problem about power situation but you care a damn about people sweating in small towns with 8 and 10 hour power cut. You have a assured job (monopoly) with zero accountability and get away with the usual article that blames BJP/RSS for every evil under sun and a additional article that praises Sonia and her ideas. You have no idea of how the common man suffers due to long powercuts. Thousands of labourers in Coimbature risk losing jobs because of 8-10 hour power blackout. But then you care a damn since your world is intact and secure. You are just the modern day version of marie antoinette.
Neelabh Mishra >> In Koodankulam, the government has chosen vindictiveness instead of addressing concerns about the environmental hazards of nuclear power, radioactive waste and the persistent fear of an accident similar to the Fukushima disaster in Japan last March.
Mr Neelabh Mishra, it is obvious that you are neither aware of science nor you undestand the difference between Fukushima and Koodankulam. A humble suggestion - please investigate a bit about the geography and geological history of the two places before making such absolutely nonsensical comments. The two are not comparable by any stretch. Further, would suggest you to visit a nuclear power plant run by NPCIL and understand how nuclear fission works. You may be a great editor with powerful connections but frankly you are ignorant to the boot.
And BTW, also tell us what you are doing at personal level to promote alternative energy. Why dont you publish a serious article on your newsmagazine on how solar power can be promoted in India?
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