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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

No plan to dump Kudankulam nuclear waste in Kolar Gold Fields: Minister

The Centre today made it clear there was no plan to dump uranium waste from the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in defunct gold mines at Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) in Karnataka.
Amid media reports that Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd has decided to dump the uranium waste in KGF, Minister of State in the PMO V. Narayanasamy said the waste will not be taken to KGF.
He also noted that the chances of getting nuclear waste from the Kudankulam plant in Tamil Nadu were very less.
“I had spoken about this matter to Central Minister K. H. Muniyappa (who hails from Kolar district) and also discussed with senior officials of my department. On behalf of the department, I strongly say that the uranium waste will not be taken there” he told presspersons at the airport here.
Life came to a standstill in Kolar Gold Fields yesterday following a bandh call given by various political parties to protest the Centre’s reported move.

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