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The people of Kerala know very well that our fisherfolks’ right to life and livelihood, our people’s food and nutrition security, our state economy, the entire Malayali community’s overall well-being, especially the interests of our future generations, will be drastically affected.
KKNPP Unit-1 that has been built with substandard and shoddy equipment and parts has been shut down for two months for “annual maintenance.” It had been shut down earlier in May 2015 also. Nobody knows what exactly is going on there in this “world-class” nuclear power plant that has been shut down 24 times in just about 18 months.
The systematic decline of the power level during 40 continuous days with a froced shut-down in between and the plan to place the reactor, which has not even worked for one full year, on a long-term maintenance outage lasting for about two months are clear signs of a deep-rooted problem.