Flash point: Kudankulam
India's atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) is building two 1,000 MW reactors with Russian help at Kudankulam since 2001.
In this picture, security personnel detain a woman activist of People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) during a protest near Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tirunelveli. The protesters base their objection by saying that "more than 1 million people live within the 30 km radius of the KKNPP which far exceeds the AERB (Atomic Energy Regulatory Board) stipulations. It is quite impossible to evacuate this many people quickly and efficiently in case of a nuclear disaster at Koodankulam". (PTI Photo)