The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project plans to establish monitoring stations in a few villages around the project site for measuring radiation, if any, according to a senior official of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL).
Unlike thermal power stations, which emit huge amount of particulate matter, fly ash and bottom ash, nuclear plants do not emit effluents in large quantity. Though the waste produced from reactors is minimal, it will be highly radioactive. However, safety measures incorporated in reactors will not allow the radiation to be transmitted from the reactor core, the official said.
Apart from this,The KKNPP administration had also proposed to establish an information centre to clarify doubts regarding the ready-to-be commissioned nuclear power project and apprehensions about radiation and safety measures. Besides distributing comprehensive literatures on these aspects, the information centre would also have power point presentations on the KKNPP and its salient features.