Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Department of Atomic Energy
15-December-2011 18:22 IST
Government’s Assessment of Kudankulam Nuclear Plant
Some senior retired bureaucrats and other government officials have raised issues related to nuclear power safety, independence of regulatory body, review of statutes like civil liability for nuclear damage act and asked for a hold on setting up new nuclear power projects and not specifically about Kudankulam.

A rapid Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP-1&2) was carried out in 2001 and a more detailed EIA in 2003. Later, a comprehensive EIA of the site for six units was carried out as a part of KKNPP-3 to 6 environmental clearance processes.

The Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s office Sh V Narayanasamy gave this information in a written reply to a question by Shri Piyush Goyal in Rajya Sabha today.