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No plan to dump N-waste from Kudankulam plant in KGF: minister

PTI  Chennai, November 24, 2012
First Published: 13:51 IST(24/11/2012) | Last Updated: 13:57 IST(24/11/2012)

The Centre on Saturday made it clear there was no plan to dump uranium waste from the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in defunct gold mines at Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) in Karnataka.

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Amid media reports that Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd has decided to dump the uranium waste in KGF, minister of state in PMO V Narayanasamy said the waste will not be taken to KGF.

He also noted that the chances of getting nuclear wastes from the Kudankulam plant in Tamil Nadu was very less.

"I had spoken about this matter to Central minister KH Muniyappa (who hails from Kolar district) and also discussed with senior officials of my department. On behalf of the department, I strongly say that the Uranium waste will not be taken there" he told reporters at the airport in Chennai. Life came to a standstill in Kolar Gold Fields on Saturday following a bandh call given by various political parties to protest the Centre's reported move.


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