The Supreme Court on Thursday posed searching queries to the Centre on the functional safety of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu.
The court asked whether any environmental impact assessment was done on the project.
A bench of Justice KS Radhakrishnan and Justice Dipak Misra said the petition filed by Chennai-based activist G Sundarrajan was not adversarial.
“We are concerned with the people's rights and interests. It is in public interest. What will be the guarantee that there will be no radioactive material in it,” the bench said while putting the query before solicitor general Rohinton Nariman.
The court posted the matter for further hearing to September 27.
“In 1984 there was the Bhopal gas tragedy. But the problem of waste is still there. If there is a problem, how to meet it?,” the bench said.