Who opposed the Kaiga nuclear power plant in India?
Sirsi, Karnataka, Dec 14 (UNI) The Members of three Environmental groups in Uttara Kannada District–The Uttara Kannada Zilla Psrisara Samrakshana Samiti, Bedti Aghanashini Kolla Samiti and Vruksha Laksha Andolana–have strongly opposed the Union Government’s move for expansion of the Kaiga Nuclear Plant in the …
Who led the Kaiga movement?
The movement is spearheaded by the Kaiga Anuvidhyut Yojana Virodhi Sangharsha Samiti (KAYVSS), an umbrella organisation of several environmental action groups and citizens’ fora.
Who was the leader who opposed Kaiga nuclear power plant?
The protest was led by powerful religious pontiffs in the area which include Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji of the pejawar mutt in Udupi. Addressing the huge gathering he called on the people to resist the expansion plans of the Kaiga Nuclear plant.
When was Kaiga nuclear power plant started?
The world’s first nuclear weapons explosion on July 16, 1945, in New Mexico, when the United States tested its first nuclear bomb. Not three weeks later, the world changed. On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
What was the major threat of Kaiga power plant?
In 2009, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) confirmed that radioactive tritium was deliberately mixed in the water at the plant, exposing about 50 workers to a high dose of radiation. In November 2011, villagers living near the plant claimed threat to their lives and staged a protest.