• The four-member committee set up by the Tamil Nadu Government on the safety aspects of Kudankulam nuclear power plant submitted its report to Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa amid indication that it has given a clean chit to the project stalled by protests.
  • Committee Convenor Prof. S. Iniyan handed over the report to Ms. Jayalalithaa but declined to divulge details, saying the government would take follow up action.
  • The committee, set up by Ms. Jayalalithaa to break the impasse caused by the over five-month-long protests, was given two tasks -- reviewing safety features and allaying concerns of the local people.
  • The commissioning of the first reactor of the Indo-Russian joint venture, originally scheduled for December last, has been delayed following the continuing protests by the local people who have raised safety concerns.