Joining the list of scientists vouching for the safety of the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant, former Atomic Energy Commission Chairman M R Srinivasan today said it was developed with advance technologies and the stir against it was a result of "lack of communication".
"After the Fukushima accident in March this year, I visited Koodankulam. I am totally satisfied with the safety measures there. The situation (in Fukushima) and what was here are completely different..", he told reporters here.
Noting that the country has spent around Rs 13,000 to Rs 14,000 crore on the Indo-Russian project, Srinivasan said if the disturbance had not happened, Tamil Nadu would have got 950-MW out of the 2,000 MW power to be generated by the first two units of KNPP.
He said the people of Tamil Nadu would get power at less than Rs three per KW. "I am hoping that this interruption would not be so dragged out as to disrupt the economies."
Srinivasan said KNPP was the "most advanced" of all the reactors existing in India.
Responding to a query, he admitted that there was a "communication gap" and "... We should have called people, taken them around (plant).. Much more should have been done."
The Indo-Russian joint venture in Tirunelveli district has run into trouble following protests from locals demanding scrapping of the project, citing safety concerns.
Ex-AEC Chief Srinivasan Vouches for KNPP's Safety
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