Kalam vouches for N-power
Strongly defending the country’s nuclear power policy in the backdrop of the ongoing anti-nuclear plant agitations in Kudankulam and surrounding areas, former President and known atomic scientist A P J Abdul Kalam on Saturday said he would visit all nuclear reactors across the coastal belt for discussions on safety aspects with scientists. Talking to mediapersons at Nandankarai, Kalam said he would begin the visit soon and personally hold discussions with scientists about safety concerns. “It will take at least 10 days to visit all the existing plants and gather information. The findings would be shared with the media and a report would be submitted to the government,” he said. Refusing to go into the merits of the ongoing protests at Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district, Kalam reiterated that nuclear power was a clean energy source and the nation could achieve energy independence by tapping it.