Sri Lankans Protest Against Indian Nuclear Power Plant

5 Mar
Dozens of protesters from Greens for Chenge, an environmental protection group, shout slogans during a protest opposite the Indian embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. The protestors were demanding a halt to the Russian-built Kudankulam nuclear power plant being built in southern India.

Dozens of protesters from Greens for Chenge, an environmental protection group, shout slogans during a protest opposite the Indian embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. The protestors were demanding a halt to the Russian-built Kudankulam nuclear power plant being built in southern India.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lankan environmental activists protested Tuesday near the Indian embassy in Colombo, demanding a halt to a nuclear power plant being built in southern India.

Dozens of protesters from Greens for Chenge, an environmental group, shouted slogans and displayed banners that read “Millions of lives are in danger — Stop Kudankulam nuke plant.”

One organizer, Prasad Ambalanyaya, said the Russian-built Kudankulam plant poses a threat to lives and the environment in Sri Lanka and must be stopped.

The first reactor at the plant is finished and is to start generating electricity by the end of April. Russia is building a second unit, but the project has been delayed by protests by anti-nuclear groups and local residents.

Cross Posted from the Windsor Star

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