nabajyoti.goswami at gmail.com
Thu May 12 10:57:22 CEST 2011
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On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 9:24 PM, <geethumelody at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi ,
> I just sent a fax to PM, Manmohan Singh and Maharashtra CM, Prithviraj
> Chavan asking them to respect public opinion on the Jaitapur issue.
> Please read the mail below from *Former Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian
> Navy, Admiral L. Ramdas*, and take action.
> Dear friends,
> I am taking the unusual step of sending this direct request because I
> believe that the announcement by the PMO on the 25th anniversary of
> Chernobyl, to continue with the proposed French-built nuclear power park at
> Jaitapur is a serious mistake with long term implications for our people.
> Along with several others I participated in the “Tarapur to Jaitapur” Yatra
> (march) in Maharashtra, to protest against the proposed nuclear plant in
> Jaitapur. We did not reach Jaitapur because *many of us were
> detained/arrested* *for participating in this peaceful protest*.
> It is well known that the Jaitapur nuclear plant is on an earthquake-prone
> zone  and the French EPR reactors have not yet been tested anywhere in
> the world. Surprisingly the government has rejected the demands to
> cancel the project, which will result in the loss of land and livelihoods
> for many. Further, *the government has shown disregard* for the views of
> the many scientists, academics, military and other citizens from the rest of
> the country calling for a review of its earlier decisions on nuclear power
> Apart from announcing the creation of an independent regulatory board to
> ensure safety standards, the government has taken no action on the
> widespread demand for a complete *fresh review of nuclear energy policy*in the country. We need to
> * tell Prime Minister Manmohan Singh* that he cannot ignore serious
> concerns raised by the people of this country. *You should send a fax to
> the PM asking him to stop the Jaitapur nuclear plant.*
> Add your signature to the message and we will fax it to the PM for you.
> 73,000 petition signatures opposing this plant have already been delivered
> to the PM. Now a large number of faxes asking him to stop the plant
> will make it difficult for him ignore the demand.
> Safe and clean renewable energy options and energy efficiency can help meet
> our energy demands, all of which are available and at a much lower cost than
> nuclear. The government needs to invest in these instead of dangerous
> nuclear energy. Tell the PM to stop this dangerous plant now!
> Thank you for taking action!
> Admiral L. Ramdas,
> Former Chief of Naval Staff,
> Indian Navy.
> 1. Jaitapur plant to go ahead with greater compensation, Times of India,
> April 27, 2011
> 2. Tarapur-to-Jaitapur march against n-plant planned, DNA, April 11, 2011
> 3. Activists of anti-nuclear plant yatra detained, The Hindu, April 24,
> 4. 20 years, 92 quakes: Ground trembles beneath Jaitapur's feet, Times of
> India, March 16, 2011
> 5. Why should Jaitapur be made a guinea pig for untested reactors, DNA,
> March 17, 2011
> 6. Anti-nuclear protesters march in Indian capital, news.yahoo.com, March
> 25, 2011
> 7. Energy Revolution, Greenpeace, March 23, 2009
> Greenpeace provides an alternate energy vision for India, Greenpeace, March
> 24, 2009
> geethumelody at gmail.com
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