Citizen’s Statement on Koodankulam

We are shocked and disturbed by the recent spate of misinformation campaign launched by the nuclear establishment regarding the Koodankulam nuclear power plant. Even as the Expert Committee, appointed by the Prime Minister recently as a result of consistent struggle by the local people, springs into action and takes into account the views of activists and the Tamil Nadu government, the AEC and the NPCIL have gone on a media offensive claiming the protests are triggered by foreign elements. While this is an affront to the protesting people’s integrity and knowledge, it is also a clear attempt to undermine the ongoing consultation process. This is entirely unacceptable.

The AEC Chairman has also tried to undermine the very rationale of the consultation process by claiming that the Koodankulam reactor cannot be shut down. Independent experts have questioned the validity of such pronouncement and have underlined that a ‘hot run’ of the power plant does not involve any irreversible radioactive process. The PMO’s press release last month also assured the activists that no radioactive process has been started in Koodankulam.

There have been precedents, like Shoreham in the US, where nuclear reactors have been shut down due to public disapproval.

We urge the government to go ahead with a transparent and democratic review of the Koodankulam nuclear power project. We also urge the nuclear establishment to desist from scuttling such process by going to media with misleading and irrelevant claims.

 

Signatures (in alphabetical order)

A.Muthukrishnan (Researcher, Madurai)
Aadhirai selvi, Chennai
Acharya Santosananda Avadhuta, Editor: PROUT
Ajay, (RIGHTS, Kerala)
Ajit Patil, Mumbai
Ajith Cherian (Hyderabad)
Amit Srivastava, Community Resource Centre (New Delhi)
Amitabha Pande, (Noida, New Delhi)
Amitsankar Dasgupta, Kolkata
ANANTHARAMAN SUDHANTHIRAMANI , Stanford
Aniket Alam (EPW, Hyderabad)
Anil Chaudhary (Popular Education and Action Centre, new Delhi)
Anivar Aravind , Moving Republic Bangalore
Anjali Monteiro, Mumbai
Antony Ambrose, Dubai
Antony Arulraj (Holine Delhi, New Delhi)
Arati Chokshi, PUCL (Bangalore)
Aravinth Rayan, Tirunelveli
Arun Kumar Alandur, chennai
Arun Vignesh Moahansundaram, Chennai
Arundhati Dhuru, New Delhi
Arunrangarajan Subramaniam, Coimbatore
Asit Das (Activist and Researcher, New Delhi)
Atharva Vaidya, Thane
Atul Dighe (Maharashtra State Sarva Shramik Mahasangh)
B J Kerkar (Lal Nishan Party- Leninwadi)
Balaji S, Madurai
Balasundar Ramasamy, Singapore
Bhimrao Bansod (Lal Nishan Party- Leninwadi)
Bittu Sahgal, Editor, Sanctuary Asia
Chandni Chawla, Mumbai
D.Gabriele, National Alliance of Peoples’ Momements
Daniel Mazgaonkar (Sarvodaya Movement, Mumbai)
Deepak Srinivasan (artist and media practitioner, Bangalore)
Dhirendra Sharma (Centre for Science Policy, Dehradun)
Dilip Mandal (Writer and Columnist, New Delhi)
Dunu Roy (Hazard Centre, New Delhi)
Faisal Khan (NAPM, Asha Pariwar)
Ganesh Arunadann, Chennai
Geethanjali Geetha, Thiruvananthapuram
Goutam Ganguly, Kolkata
Gowru Chinnapa (PUCL, Bangalore)
Guru Sundar, Madurai
Harsh Kapoor (SACW.net)
Himanshu Kumar (Vanvasi Chetna Ashram, Dantewada)
Jacob M, Bangalore
Jagadish G Chandra, New Socialist Alternative
Jairus banaji, Mumbai
Jason J Green, Spotsylvania
Jes Jan, Bangalore
Jeyasingh , Thirunelveli
John Dayal (Member, National Integration Council, Government of India)
Justice B G Kolse Patil, Mumbai
K M Venugopalan, (Payyanur, Kerala)
Kalai Vendhan, Neyveli
Kamal Kannan, Erode
Kamayani Bali Mahabal (Lawyer and Activist, Mumbai)
Karuna raina, Greenpeace India
Kaveri Rajaraman Indira (Scientist and Activist)
Kirity Roy MASUM (Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha )& PACTI (Programme Against Custodial Torture & Impunity)
Mallika Sarabhai (Darpana, Ahmadabad)
Manikandan Subramanian, Chennai
Manion Ramasamy, Vadodara
Manju Priya, Bangalore
Manoj Kumar, Chennai
Medha Thatte (Maharashtra State Sarva Shramik Mahasangh)
Meenakshi Subramaniam, Kumily
Michael Titus, Idinthakarai
Mithun Kidambi, Mumbai
Mmhonlumo Kikon,(Executive Director, DICE Foundation, Kohima- Nagaland)
Mohammed Farook, Karaikudi
Murali Manohar, Chennai
N.K.Jeet, Adviser, Lok Morcha Punjab- Bathinda (Punjab)
Nagesh Anand (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai)
Nalini Nayak – SEWA (Kerala)
Newjin Shalom, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu
Nityanand Jayaraman (Writer and Researcher, Chennai)
P K Sundaram, (DiaNuke.org)
Pankaj Pushkar (CSDS, New Delhi)
Paramasivam sivam, Tirupur
Paramesh Prem, Palakkad
Parimalarasan Durai, Tirupur
Partho Sarothi Ray, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata
Paruthi K, Chennai
Patturajan Gandhi, Manila
Pradeep Indulkar (Konkan Bachao Samiti)
Praful Bidwai (Eminent journalist and Activist, New Delhi)
Prakash Louis, Patna
Prakash J, Trichy
Prakash Louis (Patna, Bihar)
Praveenraj Maruthai, Chennai
Praveer Peter and Team of Solidarity Centre / GLRF, Ranchi.
Priti Turakhia, Mumbai
Priya Thambi, Chennai
Priyanka Borpujari (Independent journalist, Mumbai)
Prodigee Foundation, Mumbai
Pushkar Raj (General Secretary, PUCL)
R.M. Paulraj, Chennai
Raja Siva, London
Rajavelu Jayaraman chennai
Rajesh Sriniwas (Bangalore)
Rajkumar Palaniswamy, Miramar
Rama Lingam Dammam
Ramesh Babu Kanagasabapathy , Coimbatore
Ramesh Radhakrishnan, Coimbatore
Ramkumar Shanmugam
Rohini Hensman (Writer and activist, Bombay)
Sai Mohanraj, Chennai
Sailapathi V, Chennai
Sajeed Khalid, Trivandrum
Sandeep Pandey, New Delhi
sankaranarayanan sangiah chennai
Santanu Chacraverti, (DISHA, Kolkata)
Saravana Kumar, Chennai
SenthilKumar P, Chennai
Shashank Rajwadi, Hyderabad
Shiraz Bulsara Prabhu, (Activist, Kashtakari Sanghatana)
Shriprakash, Jharkhand organization against radiation, Jadugoda
Siva Arunachalam, South Brisbane
Sivakumar Krisnasamy, Chennai
Soumya Dutta (National Convenor, Bharat Jan Vigyan Jatha)
Subrata Ghosh, Kolkata
Sudha Bharadwaj, Chhattisgarh PUCL
Sudhir Gandhotra (Humanist Party of India)
Sukla Sen ( (EKTA (Committee for Communal Amity), Mumbai)
Suma Josson, Mumbai
Suman S, Chennai
Sushil Yadav, (Environmentalist and Activist, New Delhi)
Surendra Gadekar (Anumukti, Vedchhi, Gujrat)
Tamilselvan Hariharan, Chennai
Tamseel Hussain, New Delhi
Thomas Kocherry, National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF), India
Thomas P, Chennai
Uday Bhat (Maharashtra State Sarva Shramik Mahasangh)
Uddhav Shinde (Maharashtra State Sarva Shramik Mahasangh)
V T Padmanabhan (Researcher and Activist, Tamil Nadu)
V.Pugazhenthi, Kalpakkam
V.Vasanthi Devi, Chairperson, Institute of Human Rights Education Former Vice-Chancellor,Manonmaniam-Sundaranar University, Tamil Nadu.
Vandana Singh, New Delhi
Vanithasan Shanmugampillai, Frankfurt
Veena Johari, Mumbai
Vidya Bhushan Rawat, Delhi
Vijay Antony, Oman
Vijay E, Schertz
Vijay Kulkarni (Maharashtra State Sarva Shramik Mahasangh)
Vinod Raina (Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti)
Vishwajeet Kadlag (People Sense Management Consultants Private Limited- Pune)
Vivek Sundara (HRA, Mumbai)