The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited is all set to conduct a public hearing very soon at Kovvada where it proposes to construct a 10,000 MW power plant in a phased manner.
NPCIL officials have to complete the process by June 28, as per the guidelines of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests as it had agreed to do so within the stipulated date after submitting the proposals to the government.
The relay hunger strike against the project has already completed 100 days, indicating that the people of the area were not convinced with the arguments put forth by the NPCIL officials.
However, officials of the corporation are hopeful that the public would support the nuclear plant since advanced technology is being adopted to make the plant completely safe.
Environmental assessment done
Environmental assessment has already been completed in the proposed area.
Details about the rainfall, soil condition and wind movement in different seasons have already been collected.
The NPCIL has also taken the report from the National Institute of Oceanography over the impact of a nuclear plant on the marine ecosystem.
NPCIL Chief Engineer G.V. Ramesh told The Hindu that the plant would spur economic activity in and around Ranasthalam mandal.
“The Kovvada plant will be a safe project. It can withstand natural calamities and human errors,” he added.
However, leaders of Opposition parties, villagers and the fishermen community of the area said that they would express their views against the plant at the public hearing.
Relay hunger strike against the project has completed 100 days, indicating that the people of the area are not convinced with the arguments put forth by the NPCIL officials