Supreme Court nod to Kudankulam
THE SUPREME Court has refused to decommission the much-opposed Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu. Chennai-based activist G Sundarrajan petitioned in the apex court to close the project because it failed to adhere to the safety measures prescribed by the court. The apex court had okayed the plant last year and had directed the project developers to comply with a list of safety measures before commissioning the plant. A Bench led by Justice K S Radhakrishnan noted that most of the directions had been dealt with by the developers and that there was sufficient time left to fulfil the remaining goals. Prashant Bhushan, who represented Sundarrajan in the court, argued that a team headed by a former chairperson of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board be constituted to examine whether the court directions are being properly implemented. But the court rejected the demand.