Given the circumstances, the request by the principal community group opposing construction of the KNPP
, People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), for a halt in the construction and commissioning process is anything but unreasonable (The Struggle Committee 2013).
In August, the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) gave its nod to KNPP
to raise the reactor power levels to 50% and synchronisation of the unit with the power grid.
Localities and anti-nuclear activists, under the aegis of People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), have been protesting against KNPP
for more than a year, saying that plant may lead to a nuclear disaster in the area.
This project is to carry out a survey of the KNPP
decommissioning site, Units 1 to 4, and further
The [Burmese military] 54th Light Infantry Battalion raided a KNPP
outpost on the night of 19 December 2017,' the statement read.
There have been several meetings between the members of the peace keeping groups of KNPP
and the government held twice in Thailand's Maesai in November 29, 2011 and at Chiang Mai on January 6, 2012.
is a major insurgent group fighting Myanmar's ruling junta.
The sources indicated the two sides were unlikely to sign the contract for setting up two new nuclear reactors in the KNPP
as a liability clause issue was yet to be resolved.
Blocking the docking and departure of any vessel, the protesters raised slogans against the central and state governments asking them to stop the loading of enriched uranium rods at the KNPP
, which has been cleared by the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board -- India's nuclear watchdog.
The entire Kudankulam town had almost been sealed by police since Wednesday with the personnel taking positions at strategic places, especially around the KNPP
where the preparations for loading of enriched uranium are underway.
At least five Myanmar soldiers were killed Wednesday in clashes between junta forces and Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP
) guerrillas near a refugee camp on the Thai-Myanmar border, the KNPP
The Supreme Court had earlier turned down a plea seeking a stay on the commissioning of the KNPP