Narayanasamy welcomes TN panel on KNPP
"It is a welcome step. We hope that the committee will submit an early report," Minister of State in the PMO V Narayanasamy told reporters at the airport here.
The state government yesterday constituted a four-member expert committee, headed by former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission M R Srinivasan, to go into the safety aspects and address the fears of the locals who have been demanding scrapping of the project.
The more than five month long agitation, spearheaded by People`s Movement Against Nuclear Energy, has brought the work at the plant to a halt, delaying the commissioning of the first unit to May this year.
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa took the latest initiative to break the impasse after a 15-member expert panel set up by the Centre could not convince the protesters to give up their stir.