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Kalam backs Koodankulam nuclear project

Kalam backs Koodankulam nuclear project
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First Published: Sun, Nov 06 2011. 04 16 PM IST

A file photo of former President A P J Abdul Kalam
A file photo of former President A P J Abdul Kalam
Updated: Sun, Nov 06 2011. 04 16 PM IST
Koodankulam, TN: Giving a thumbs up to the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project, former President A P J Abdul Kalam on Sunday said he is “fully satisfied” with the safety measures incorporated in the mega power project.
Joining the efforts of top nuclear scientists involved in allaying the fears of the locals who are demanding scrapping of the project, Kalam held talks with KNPP officials.
A file photo of former President A P J Abdul Kalam
“I am completely satisfied. I am happy too see such safety measures. I am happy that this reactor will be safe to all the people around the plant,” Kalam told reporters after inspecting the Indo-Russian joint venture.
The former President said the reactor was “safe and protected.”
The KNPP ran into trouble following opposition from locals who cited safety aspects of the plant, especially after the Fukushima disaster in Japan.
Kalam, a votary of nuclear energy, said his visit here was purely as a technologist and scientist.
Kalam said he had studied four safety aspects of the KNPP and expressed satisfaction.
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First Published: Sun, Nov 06 2011. 04 16 PM IST