The former Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, M.R. Srinivasan, on Friday said it would be inadvisable to scrap the controversial Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu.

“The protests against the project are founded on rumours maligning the project,” he said.

All aspects of safety had been looked into by the Atomic Energy Department, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board and added that that it was unlikely to be affected by a tsunami like the manner in which the Fukushima nuclear reactor in Japan was.

“The Fukushima plant was a first generation power plant, while the Kudankulam power plant is the third generation reactor.”

Dr. Srinivasan made these observations after inaugurating the National Summit on Quality Education organised by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) here.