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Radiation leak rumour in KKNPP triggers panic
Tirunelveli | Saturday, Feb 16 2013 IST
 
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People residing in several coastal villages and hamlets of Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari and Tuticorin districts fled their houses in fear and scurried for safety, after rumours spread like wildfire over radiation leak in Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) since mid night last night. The rumour sparked by unidentified mischief mongers mid night triggered panic among the people, police said today. Driven by rumours, which claimed that several people had of radioactive leak from the nuclear plant, the residents of Kovalam, Chinna Muttam, Pallam villages in Kanyakumari district, Vijayapathi, Avudayalpuram and several coastal hamlets in Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts fled their homes in search of safer places giving anxious moments to the police. It was alleged that there was an explosion in the nuclear plant, when the scientists attempted to make it critical.

Officials dismissed the rumours and assured that the nuclear plant was safe. Meanwhile, the Peoples' Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), a civil group spearheading the ongoing struggle against the nuclear programme, said 'it has no role in the circulation of radiation leak rumours.' In a statement issued here this morning, PMANE Coordinator S P Udhayakumar said they didn't know from where the rumours were originating. Putting the blame on the KKNPP authorities, Department of Atomic Energy and Central and Tamil Nadu Governments for the present confusion, he said "they don't tell any truth about the nuclear project to the people. The anti-people attitude of the government was the main cause for the spreading of such rumours." UNI GSM AKM RSS1208 NNNN

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