Nuclear resistance escalates in South India

16 09 2012

by Jack Cohen-Joppa

Hundreds of people have been arrested, dozens remain in custody and three deaths have been reported as protests against the start-up of the nuclear power plant at Kudankulam, India, reached a crisis point this week. The government’s announcement that it would start loading nuclear fuel into one of the two Russian-built reactors beginning September 11 sparked a new round of mass resistance from villagers living along the coast of Tamil Nadu state at the southern tip of India.

An estimated 30,000 people rallied in the village of Idinthakarai over the weekend . . .




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