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Koodankulam: A Nuclear Plant in My Backyard

Galli Magazine by Amirtharaj Stephen

I come from a village called Kavalkinaru in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, not very far from Kanniyakumari. My father was employed at a Heavy Water Plant in Tuticorin and I spent the first 24 years of my life in the Atomic Energy Township there. I was always told by the people in my township that nuclear energy was safe and that it was the future. I believed them.


A coast guard aeroplane flies low over protesting villagers who ventured into the sea. September 13, 2012.