Friday, September 28, 2012

Kudankulam - major changes since cursory Indian review in 1989 - #nuclear #India #Kudankulam

Kudankulam got a vague environmental clearance in 1989 when the site was not decided, no Environment Impact Assessment was done and no public hearing was conducted (despite being mandatory under law). 3 critical changes were made since: spent fuel will be stored at the plant instead of being sent to Russia, ultimate heat sink will be the sea instead of behind dam, and allowable water temperature rise is higher. A info nugget - See more at

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India, nuclear plant, Kudankulam, Environment Impact Assessment, 1989, hearing, spent fuel, cooling water, ultimate heat sink, water temperature, thermal pollution, Prashant Bhushan

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