Nuclear disaster: Japan now, India next?
March 16, 2011 Leave a comment
As nuclear disaster ravages Japan, Congress is moving ahead with plans to build the worlds largest nuclear power development on an earthquake hotspot — putting millions of Indians at risk.
The Jaitapur nuclear reactors have been rubber-stamped by State authorities and the Environment Ministry, but Prime Minister Singh can intervene to suspend the plants’ construction. With Japan’s catastrophe fueling media scrutiny and public outcry, the project’s financial backers are thinking about pulling out — and Singh is deciding whether to rush to the project’s rescue, or move to end it.
Our voices can tip the balance. This is the crucial moment: if enough of us call on Singh to stop the project now, we can make the project too controversial to continue. When the petition reaches 50,000 we’ll deliver it to media and the Prime Minister’s office — sign now and then send this to family and friends.