The Government has set up an expert committee for the Kudankulam nuclear power plant project. It is an expert group of 15 specialists for interacting with officials of the state government of Tamilnadu and spokespersons of the people in the neighbourhood of Kudankulam project. The expert group comprises renowned academicians, scientists, doctors and engineers specialized in areas of environmental science , radiation safety , nuclear reactor design , safety and regulatory aspects of nuclear reactors, nuclear waste management, oncology, oceanography, fisheries , thermal ecology, seismology etc . The expert group will explain the factual position on various safety aspects of the project to dispel apprehensions of sections of the local people.
The committee has already had two meetings with the spokespersons of local people and State Government officials of 8th & 18th November, 2011 at Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.
The Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s office Sh V Narayanasamy gave this information in a written reply to a question by Shri Moinul Hassan in Lok Sabha today.