Abhijit: The public hearing was illegal as the government did not give the copy of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to all the 4 villages getting affected. They gave it to only 1 village. Ofcourse, the whole EIA looks like a “prepared” one ignoring crucial issues like danger of earthquake as madban comes under seismic zone 4(govt says 3 which is also dangerous), radiation effects on people, accident possibility, damage from accident, cost of the power, ….
: – I am ashamed of the state of literacy in the Indian middle class about the latest happenings on this front in the developed countries. America has not seen a single new reactor for the last 23 years – As many as 18 European nations have declared Nuclear Energy illegal.
Yet we are crazy for power, development, electricity . . . We want development at any cost. We DO NOT want to waste time in thinking critically on the lies served by our government and big corporations. Rather we would work an extra hour at office for that project OR be at a disc enjoying death!
We have become too mechanical to think rationally today. I feel there is no point in raising such issues on this forum. This is a place where all the DEAD SOULS come for intellectual time pass! Your message and efforts would be more valued and appreciated among people who are still illiterate.
Tushar: – Its very shameful that Govt. EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) report states about the Kokan land that- “Its a Rocky land with no Habitation & vegetation. There are no breeding sites. It is also not used for drying of fish. The conversion of this land will not going to Impact flora and founa and human activities”…ha ha ha!!!!!
Its itself very funny that someone is calling Beautiful land of Kokan as Rocky land with no habitation and breeding. Where farmers are taking their crops since centuries.
Talking about the breeding….If the EIA report states its a barren land & there is not breeding site in this region of Kokan….the why our Govt. is giving compensation to 300 farmers for the loss of income from horticulture????
Is it possible that if a Nuclear Plant is established & then it is not gonna effect the flora and fauna in that region even if the Nuclear waste in this Power plant will be dumped in sea which will perish all the habitat and all aquatic animals in the whole coastline region of Kokan due to which all the Fisherman will have to loose their centuries old Occupation and source of Earning(Thats what happened due to Tarapur Nuclear Power Plant), Here question arises where these thousands of fishermen are supposed to go???…and the radiation coming from the Power plant will drastically make its impact on Human Health such as increase in Cancer and the most dangerous disordered children. 😦
So, we should think, Do we really need such Energy which will destroy the whole habitation & Beauty of our Environmentally rich Kokan only for the greed of energy of very few peoples????……
Just think once………….
by MEENA MENON
The sleepy surroundings of Madban and nearby villages in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra were roused to action sometime in October 2005 when the Government of India sanctioned the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project (JNPP). The project, proposed to be built by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) with evolutionary pressurised reactors (EPR) from Areva, France, set off a flurry of writ petitions, requests under the Right to Information Act, and widespread protests which culminated in a rather stormy public hearing at ground zero in Madban.
If the public hearing, organised by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board on May 16, is anything to go by, the people of Madban and neighbouring villages are highly incensed at the way things are. Apparently, none of them has accepted the cheque for compensation for land acquired for the project under the Land Acquisition Act. The NPCIL, however, says some people have accepted compensation (see interview).
The proposed project, the largest of its kind in the world when completed, will have six units of 1,650 MWe each. One unit of 1,650 MWe plant operating at full capacity can generate 36-39 million units a day, according to the NPCIL booklet on the project.
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