‘Thiruvananthapuram faces high risk from Koodankulam plant’ via The Hindu

Thiruvananthapuram faces high risk from Kudankulam nuclear plant and people of the city will have to be evacuated if an explosion occurs at Kudankulam nuclear plant, T. Shivaji Rao, Director, Environmental Studies, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, has said.

If the wind flows from South East during an accident, Thiruvanathapuram district would be exposed to high levels of radiation and lakhs of people would be forced to vacate their homes, offices, agriculture fields and industries and run for safety within two days of the accident.

They would be able to return only after 10 years, that too after decontamination of the area, he said.

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