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August 31st, 2012
Green signal for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project

The Madras High Court on Friday gave the green signal for the commissioning of the units one and two of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) in Tirunelveli district. However, it made it clear that the regulatory authorities should periodically oversee the compliance and maintenance of standards of pollution.

A Division bench comprising Justice Jyothimani and Justice Doraisamy gave the go ahead for the commissioning of the power plant.

It dismissed a batch of PILs that insisted on compliance of all mandatory pre commissioning norms before the plant
starts its operation.

The Court ruled that the Centre and the Tamil Nadu governments must oversee the plant and directed the Tamil Nadu government to undertake an awareness scheme for the benefit of the people living in the area.