November 12, 2011: As the local people determinedly continue to resist the commissioning of the Kudankulam reactors, the statements of the nuclear establishment have acquired a desperate edge. The chief of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) claimed that a “foreign hand” was behind the protests.
The former President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, while assuring the locals that the reactors were “100% safe,” also wrote an article in The Hindu (“Special Essay,” November 6) arguing that nuclear energy is India's ticket to modernity and prosperity. Read the full report here.
Source: Suvrat Raju, M. V. Ramana, The Hindu.