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#India – Flaws in Koodankulam Nuclear Power plant

By A Gopalakrishnan 19th June 2013 07:23 AM The Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) in Tamil Nadu is owned and will be operated by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL). The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) is to oversee… Continue Reading →

Koodankulam’s Environmental Impacts: An open letter to Jayanti Natarajan

  Dr. A Gopalakrishnan wrote this letter to the Minister of Forest and Environment Ms. Jayanti Natarajan. After getting no reply from the ministry, he has put this letter in the public, which has been published in today’s New Indian Express…. Continue Reading →

Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant – From Supreme Court to People’s Court?

M.G.Devasahayam Shri M. G. Devasahayam is a former IAS and Managing Trustee, Citizens Alliance for Sustainable Living, Chennai He is the Convener of the PMANE Expert Group on Koodankulam. Shri Devasahayam can be reached atdeva1940@gmail.com Supreme Court Judgment–The Essence On… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE- Supreme Court Verdict on Koodankulam: A Travesty of Justice

PRESS RELEASE Mumbai, May 15 , 2013 The Supreme Court’s verdict on Koodankulam rests on three hugely contested premises: the judges’ belief in the necessity of nuclear energy for India’s progress, their faith in the  nuclear establishment to perform its… Continue Reading →

“Emission from Sterlite plant was above permissible level”

Chennai, April 16, 2013 Special Correspondent The Hindu Photo Library A view of the Main entrance of Sterlite Industry in Tuticorin. The plant has been closed following an order by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board. People complained of eye irritation, constant… Continue Reading →

#India- National Green Tribunal says panel will inspect Sterlite’s Tuticorin plant

The members of the committee to inspect Sterlite’s copper smelter will be decided on 18 April S. Bridget Leena, Livemint.com First Published: Fri, Apr 12 2013. 09 32 PM IST The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board ordered the closure of the… Continue Reading →

#India- Supreme court fined Sterlite 1 billion rupees for breaking green laws #goodnews

NEW DELHI | Tue Apr 2, 2013 2:59pm IST (Reuters) – The Supreme Court has fined Sterlite Industries (India) Ltd 1 billion rupees for breaking environmental laws at its copper smelter in Tamil Nadu. The case is unrelated to a separate order… Continue Reading →

Relief marks shutting of #Vedanta unit #goodnews

31 March 2013 shivani chaturvedi, Statesman CHENNAI, 31 MARCH: The closure of the Thoothukudi unit of Sterlite Industries yesterday has brought great relief to environmental activists of Tamil Nadu and residents of Thoothukudi (formerly known as Tuticorin). The copper smelter… Continue Reading →

#India- Peoples Victory- STERLITE COPPER CLOSED #goodnews

Sterlite Copper Closed 30 March, 2013 — The Tamil Nadu Government has relented to public pressure and shut down Sterlite Industries‘ copper complex today. According to a worker, officials from 10 government departments arrived by the vanload in the plant… Continue Reading →

Vedanta-Sterlite – Dangerous by Design #CSR #Humanrightsviolations

 Nityanand Jayaraman MARCH 28, 2013  at kafila.org Guest Post by  NITYANAND JAYARAMAN  A toxic hotspot in the backyard of a house in Therkuveerapandiapuram, a village adjoining the Sterlite factory.  Dangerous levels of iron and arsenic were found in the soil here. (Picture… Continue Reading →

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