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Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project

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The Bombay High Court, on 19 March 2018, admitted the petition PIL No 238 of 2013—filed by Vivek Monteiro and Mangesh Chavan of the Konkan Bachao Samiti, and Mansoor Solkar and Alimiya Mhaskar of the Janhit Seva Samiti—challenging the clearance procedure adopted for giving clearance to the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project. The respondents are the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited and the Union of India, through the Department of Atomic Energy and the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB).

The AERB is considering the nuclear-related issues, including radiation pollution, but claims that it is not required to follow the requirements of the 2006 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification. The EIA notification requirements are safeguards for the public and environment. The procedure stipulated therein brings in transparency.

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Updated On : 23rd Mar, 2018
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