Jaitapur: Statement by the Protest Groups

Press Release

Some individual members of Janahit Seva Samiti and others have met the industry minister Shri Narayan Rane today and submitted a letter saying they are willing to accept the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project. We wish to clarify unequivocally that Janahit Seva Samiti is not party to this decision.

The people of Madban, Jaitapur and Sakhari Nate and other project-affected villages and the other organizations were not involved nor consulted by the concerned individuals regarding this development at any point.

The Fukushima Nuclear disaster has now been declared as a permanent level 3 nuclear disaster. The radiation released is continuing uncontrollably and indefinitely into ground water and surrounding ocean. We are determined that another Fukushima will not be allowed to threaten or happen in the biodiversity -rich Konkan region. The NPCIL or the state government have never been able to justify this project, or answer satisfactorily any of the scientific objections related to environmental, technical, and economic aspects raised by us from time to time .

The mass opposition to the Jaitapur Nuclear Power project based on sound scientific points will continue on various fronts with more rigour in the coming days, unaffected by this development.

Shyamsundar Narvekar, Secretary
Janhit Seva Samiti

Amjad Borkar
Maharashtra Macchimar KrutI Samiti, Ratnagiri

Dr. Vivek Monteiro, Adwait Pednekar, Arun Velaskar, Ravi Joshi, Madhu Mohite, Mangesh Chavan
Konkan Bachao Samiti

Dr. G. G. Parekh
Yusuf Meherally Centre

Satyjit Chavan
Konkan Vinashkari Prakalpvirodhi Samiti


Jaitapur- press release

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