[March 17 2011]
The World’s largest nuclear park is planned in Jaitapur, in the eco-sensitive Ratnagiri district on the coast of southern Maharashtra, India. The 10 000 MW park will comprise up to six large EPR nuclear reactors bought from the French nuclear giant, Areva. In addition to the inherent hazards of nuclear power, the project threatens the livelihoods of about 10 000 farmers, fishermen and their families. On Tuesday, the government made it clear that there would be no reconsideration concerning the Jaitapur nuclear power plant in Maharashtra.