India: Ahead of Japanese PM's visit, 13 Jaitapur villages declare opposition to nuclear power plant in Maharashtra
Ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s India visit in December second week, 13 villages in Jaitapur, Maharashtra, have declared their opposition to the proposed nuclear project by passing a unanimous resolution. While the plant is to be built by the French company Areva, the Japanese Mitsubishi is likely to supply crucial components for the nuclear reactor of the plant...The villagers’ resolution says, “Nuclear energy is destructive and immoral energy. The accidents of Chernobyl and Fukushima have shown the destructive potential of nuclear energy. Large number of children in and around 500km radius of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was affected by thyroid cancer...The resolution stated, “The nuclear waste of these plants is very hazardous to human life as it has radiation and the management of nuclear waste is humanely impossible for the next thousand years.