DoAE constitutes expert group in Kudankulam power project

The expert group will address concern like seismology, tsunami, radiation in the environment and waste management


Samir Sachdeva | October 20, 2011

In the aftermath of Kudankulam nuclear power project (KKNPP) protests, the government in an effort to connect with the local population through department of atomic energy (DoAE) has constituted an expert group of fifteen people to explain various aspects of the KKNPP to dispel apprehensions amongst the local population.

Along with the state  government of Tamil Nadu the expert group consisting of renowned academicians, scientists, doctors and engineers specializing in areas like environmental science, radiation safety, nuclear reactor design, nuclear reactor safety, nuclear regulatory aspects, nuclear waste management, oncology, oceanography, fisheries, thermal ecology, seismology etc will interact with the spokespersons of people in the Kudankulam vicinity.

The expert group includes Dr. A. E. Muthunayagam, Vice-Chancellor, Nurul Islam  university, Nagarcoil, Tamil Nadu, Dr. M. R. Iyer, retd. director, division of radiation safety, IAEA, Vienna and Prof. M. N. Madhyastha, retd. Professor, Mangalore University.

The expert group will meet senior state government officials and local spokespersons identified by state government to address issues of concern like seismicity, tsunami, radiation in the environment, impact on fishing, thermal ecology and waste management. 




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