The Expert Appraisal Committee on Environmental Appraisal of Nuclear Power, which met in Hisar in Haryana recently, asked the project proponent to provide more details about the plant site and its surrounding township in the final Environment Impact Assessment and submit it to the ministry for the panel's consideration.
The panel has sought details of the compensation paid and other measures as part of the project's rehabilitation and resettlement (R&R) plan for those affected, including landless labourers and artisans. They also sought details of the displacement of homesteads with their R&R details.
The project site comprises mainly of agricultural land, with crops such as cotton, bajara and jowar being cultivated.
Among many other things, the panel has also sought details of safeguard measures against flooding of the project area and also details of cooling towers and heat removal devices used to transfer process waste heat to the atmosphere.
"A scheme for management of radioactive waste should be also be given," it said, adding that it should clearly state whether disposal of solid waste will be above ground or underground, which should be clarified keeping in view the groundwater table.