After Fukushima, Buddha non-committal on Haripur nuclear plant

Kolkata: With CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat demanding a stop on all new nuclear projects, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday remained non-committal on whether the state government would allow the proposed coastal nuclear power plant at Haripur in East Midnapore district to be constructed.

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We will scrap Haripur nuclear project: Mamata

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Hours after West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said his government would review the proposed nuclear plant at Haripur, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Sunday said she will scrap the project if her party came to power in the state.

‘Haripur is not the proper place for setting up a nuclear power plant because it is a densely populated area. Fishermen will also be affected. We will do it elsewhere,’ Banerjee said in an interview to a Bengali television channel Star Ananda Sunday night.

Asked to name an alternative site, she said: ‘I can’t say now. We have to hold detailed discussions before deciding that.’

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