Sunday, January 17, 2010

‘No green study conducted before clearing Haripur nuclear plant project’

Express News Service

The National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF) on Thursday alleged that the Union Environment Ministry has given clearance for the proposed nuclear power project at Haripur in East Midnapore without conducting any Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) study. The EIA study is mandatory before giving green signal to any project. The NFF has been carrying out campaigns in the area since December to mobilise local people against the proposed nuclear plant.

General Secretary of NFF Rambhau Patil said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had signed the power project in December 2008 against the will of the people of the proposed area. The land for the project has been given by the Left Front government in the state.

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