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5 Jan 2011

Aloke Deshpande, DNA

NPCIL debunks Tiss findings on Jaitapur nuclear plant [India]

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The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) has debunked the findings of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Tiss) on the Jaitapur nuclear power project (JNPP). The social impact assessment review…indicated that the project…will have a negative impact on the social and environmental development of not only these villages and the surrounding areas but also of the Konkan region in general…The NPCIL, in a letter to RK Krishnakumar, chairman, board of governance, Tiss, and Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata, says the report had drawn ‘erroneous’ conclusions…[and that] NPCIL has taken villagers into confidence before going ahead with the project…also rubbished the claim that the nuclear project is in an earthquake zone and hence unsafe...