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Ahead of Japanese PM's visit, 13 Jaitapur villages declare opposition to nuclear power plant in Maharashtra

By Our Representative
Ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s India visit in December second week, 13 villages in Jaitapur, Maharashtra, have declared their opposition to the proposed nuclear project by passing a unanimous resolution. While the plant is to be built by the French company Areva, the Japanese Mitsubishi is likely to supply crucial components for the nuclear reactor of the plant.
For the nuclear project to take off, an India-Japan nuclear agreement -- expected to be signed during the upcoming visit of Abe to New Delhi -- is considered an essential step. next month. To protest the move, the villagers have announced a demonstration on the occasion on December 12.
The villagers’ resolution says, “Nuclear energy is destructive and immoral energy. The accidents of Chernobyl and Fukushima have shown the destructive potential of nuclear energy. Large number of children in and around 500km radius of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was affected by thyroid cancer.”
Pointing out that even after 29 years of the Chernobyl accident, 2,800 sq km area around the plant remains without any human existence, the statement said, “This area is equal to half of Sindhdurga near Jaitapur”, adding, the after-effects of Fukushima accident will continue to be felt for “the next 100 years.”
The resolution said, “No operating nuclear power plant in India is free from accident”, adding, “The radiation emerging out of the nuclear power plant affects has affected surrounding areas”, apart from the biodiversity of the area, whether it is :Tarapur, Rawatbhata or Kalpakkam.”
The resolution stated, “The nuclear waste of these plants is very hazardous to human life as it has radiation and the management of nuclear waste is humanely impossible for the next thousand years. Everyday 5,200 crore litres of water is needed from the sea for the cooling process of the power plant and this water will be put back into the sea after an increase of 7°C above normal.”
Asserting that “because of this biodiversity of the sea will be in crisis”, the resolution said, “According to government reports of Chakravarti Commission, 1972, and the Chaturvedi place-fixing commission 2002, an earthquake fault line runs below the Madwan plateau, of which the proposed plant site is part.”
“To install a nuclear plant on this place will be destructive and an invitation for a great disaster”, it said, adding, “Under the Right to Information (RTI) it has been revealed in the past 20 years this area has experienced more than 90 strokes of earthquake.”
As for the French company Areva, which is going to install a nuclear plant in Jaitapur, the resolution said, the design used by this company has not been “used anywhere else in the world”, adding, “The plants under construction in France and Finland by Areva have been found to be deeply faulty.”
Referring to reports which said Areva “has almost gone bankrupt”, the resolution said, “Allowing such a company to build a plant in the Western Ghats is knelling the death bell.”, adding, “Huge capital expenditure and expensive electricity are the two more reasons why we are against the Jaitapur nuclear power plant.”

Comments

Asteroid Miner said…
Japanese laws and bureaucrats murdered 2000 people by unnecessary evacuation.

Zero people have died from Fukushima radiation.
http://nextbigfuture.com/2012/08/fear-of-radiation-has-killed-761-and.html
"Fear of Radiation (unnecessarily hasty evacuation and other measures) has killed 761 and radiation has killed none from Fukushima" as of August 07, 2012

573 certified deaths were due to evacuation-related stress at Fukushima. Zero due to radiation. As of February 4, 2012
ttp://www.beyondnuclear.org/home/2012/2/4/japanese-authorities-recognize-573-deaths-related-to-fukushi.html

If anybody had died from radiation at Fukushima, the media would have told you his name over and over again. They didn’t.

Zero people have died from 3 mile island radiation.
Fewer than 100 died from Chernobyl radiation. The Chernobyl reactor was a primitive Generation One machine without a containment building. American reactors have containment buildings that can contain any accident.

We get 99.9% of our radiation from natural sources, called Natural Background Radiation. The total radiation in Fukushima is less than our Natural Background here in Illinois, USA.

A nuclear power plant can not explode like a nuclear bomb. A reactor is nothing like a bomb. I would have to tell you how to make a bomb and how to make a reactor to explain why. The reactor at Chernobyl did not explode like a nuclear bomb because that is not possible. Fewer than 100 people died from Chernobyl radiation. Those Soviet reactors were Generation One without containment buildings. Coal kills 3 Million people every year.

There is no need for any evacuation zone. The containment building is at least 39 inches thick of very good concrete with extreme steel reinforcement and it has a half inch thick steel liner. Chernobyl did not have a containment building.

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