It has been revealed that nuclear waste from the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu is being released to the Indian Ocean.
An environmental organization named that the People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy has made this revelation after reviewing the Site Evaluation Report on the Kudankulam project.
According to litigation filed by PMANE, nuclear waste from 6-8 reactors at the Kudankulam plant and several other Indian Ocean facing nuclear power plants are to be released in to the Indian Ocean.
Environmental organizations warn that the Indian Ocean could will soon become a big nuclear dumping site.
They add that seafood, marine life, coral reefs and bio-diversity in the Bay of Bengal, the Andaman Islands, the Gulf of Mannar, the Palk Strait and the Arabian Sea will be adversely affected.
We spoke to Chairman of the Marine Environment Protection Authority R S Ariyapperuma regarding the threat to Sri Lanka fro such nuclear waste and the measures which need to be taken to curb this situation.