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Lanka To Raise Concerns Over Indian Nuclear Power Plants At The Next IAEA Confab

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  1. tunguska

    tunguska Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    The government is to discuss the threat to Sri Lanka due to the nuclear power plants in the South Indian coastal area and the need for a disaster mitigation plan at the next International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confab.
    Power and Energy Minister Champika Ranawaka said the next IAEA sessions are in September this year and he would raise the issue about nuclear power plants in South India at the forum. He said the issue was raised at the last IAEA forum as well.
    “The IAEA said the best way to deal with the matter was to enter into a mutual agreement,†he observed.
    The Power and Energy Ministry has through the External Affairs Ministry called for a discussion between the two countries on reaching a disaster mitigating process in the event of a disaster in one of the nuclear plant on the South Indian coast.
    “After speaking about the matter at the IAEA confab, we sent a proposal to India and they have sent a note back. We want to have a specific agreement on nuclear disaster management,†the Minister said.
    The Indians it is learnt have responded with a wide scope to discuss on with regard to the energy sector including nuclear disaster management.
    The Sri Lankan authorities on the other hand are keen on reaching an agreement only on nuclear disaster mitigation.
    The Power and Energy Ministry has also made contact with the Indian authorities through the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Authority and its Indian counterpart.
    Local authorities have expressed concerns over India’s decision to add another 500Mw nuclear facility to the already existing 1000Mw plant in Koodankulam.
    The expansion of the Koodankulam plant was under debate and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jeyaram gave the green light to the project just a few weeks back.
    The Power and Energy Ministry says it knows of three nuclear power plants on the South Indian coast that could have an impact on Sri Lanka, especially in the Mannar coastal belt up to the Jaffna peninsula, in the event of a leakage in one of the plants.
    Ranawaka explained that nuclear power plants are usually located in the middle of deserts or sea.
    “In this case, Sri Lanka is in the direct path of the impact in the event of a disaster in one of the nuclear power plants,†he said.
    Ranawaka noted that the Power and Energy Ministry is currently conducting a baseline survey in the Mannar coastal belt up to the Jaffna peninsula, which is identified as the area that would be affected by any disaster in the South Indian nuclear plants.
    The baseline survey would be the benchmark for the local authorities to monitor the levels of radiation in the area.
    “We will continuously monitor the area and record if there are any changes in the levels of radiation experienced. That will help us determine if there have been any changes in the radiation from the plants,†the Minister observed. However, the baseline survey is expected to take close to a year to be completed.
    “Given the nuclear disasters in Fukoshima and Chernobyl, it is only wise to take the necessary precautions now,†Ranawaka said.

    Lanka To Raise Concerns Over Indian Nuclear Power Plants At The Next IAEA Confab | The Sunday Leader
     
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    What I am looking for a healthy debate considering the following points:

    • Is there any scientific or political reason behind this?
    • Why Sri Lanka is raising the issue now? Means Timing of raising this issue?
    • Further the distance from Kundakulam plant to nearest Sri Lankan city is Mannar and distance is 125 KM? so is this genuine concern ? if so then it will question mark the safety standard of Indian nuclear power plant as well as safety of Indian people in this region also.
    • Indian government has now to deal with anti nuclear group in INDIA and also with Sri lankan government.
    • Is this result of paralyzed policy of Indian foreign ministry? Or are Sri lankan enjoying the full backing from china?

    I hope we will carry out a healthy discussion in this regards.
     
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    anuanoop0 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    i think india-srilankan ties are getting more worse:crazy:
     
  5. tunguska

    tunguska Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    You are right. And we need to find the cause for this.
     
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    Threat from radiation is genuine but kudankulam plant is one of the safest in the world.
    Why take to IAEA?
    Simple it is the proper forum for this.
    Timing cold be co-incidental or retaliatory for UNHRC vote.
    Is there any thing sri Lanka can do about kudankulam project?
    there is nothing they can do about it.
     
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    tunguska Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    just want to point out that in nuclear power plant testing there has been three level testing to gauge the disaster means level-1 ,Level-2 and level -3. We have done Level -1 analysis. But not level -3 (Not confirmed news). But if Lanka will go to IAEA then we might have to do that analysis.

    Second i do not thing this is co incident. This is retaliation from Sri lanka against the indian vote in UNHRC. This is failure of indian forign policy.
    I am not again the Nuclear energy but this is what i am feeling.
     
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    Their plans of putting leg in both boats is not working.

    Expect more of these sort in the future.

    We need to take them where it hurts, improve the southern most ports to its maximum potential.

    Colombo gets money from transshipment of 90% which are bound to India.

    Establishment is not serious on giving a competition and improving south ports in TN and Kerala.

    Also restart sethu samudram project.
     
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    Sir,

    We need to focus more on political relations with Sri Lanka and It should be our priority.We became friends, not enemies.

    we need srilanka because he is our neighbour country and we have many enemies but not have a faithful friend.

    Jai Hind.:india:
     
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    During the time of LTTE, Indian Government did worng to provide support to Sri Lankans. Its was good to live in civil war with LTTE, now they get rid of LTTE and now they are creating mess for us. We are the fastest devloping nation and we have requirement of energy. The Plant is located in Indian soil, who the hell they are to raise concern over our establishment. Also, Srilanka is not have balls to make such statement, but its Pakistan daddy who make them cry in international forums. Till date not so many peoples died of Power Plant radiations which were died in there civil war. Most of them were only Srilankan Tamils.

    Its time for us, what relation and on which cost we want to have with Sri Lanka.
     
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    While dealing with Lanka we must remember a few things.
    1)LTTE is a terrorist organisation come what may we weed it out any place it crops up.
    2)Indian Tamil sentiments are more important than the Lankan govts. sentiments,Indian Tamils are and always will be our first priority.
    3) When it comes to dealing with the Lankan tamil Vs Sinahalese conflict we run with a hare s and hunt with the hounds ,we play both sides the one that is winning we side with.
    4)We try to be frnds with the people in power in Lanka by giving concessions and looking the other way on certain matters to keep the Chinese out.
    5) Finish sethu samudram project and kill the economy of Lanka by by destroying the need for ships to dock at Colombo and hambantuta.
     
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    LTTE killed an Indian P.M they had to pay for that.
    The UNHRC vote was to put them in their palace sort of like a bargaining chip,toe our line on the issues we support or face the consequences.

    We want SL on our side and not the Chinese side we will use every trick in the book from gifting to threatening words to warships to achieve our goal .
     
  13. tunguska

    tunguska Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    and how can we deal with Lanka on this issue of Nuclear power plant effectively?
     
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    For me our country and country men intrest are on top priority, and Indian and Srilankan Tamilians are our brothers. We would do whatever we can do to settle them out there, for this what ever price we have to pay. Destroy there economy to venture the cheap project on which there infrastructure is setteled. Once there economy will crumble they are also on there knees. Then we can help establish tamilians to setup there infra out there to make hold in politics.
     
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    Call them over tell them publicly have a photo opp say its safe give their minister a tour if needed give him some face saver to take back to his country else he will look like a douche in front of his own people if that happens he will harden his stance and not toe our line.
    In private tell him India does not give a damn and will go forward whether sri Lanka likes it or not.
     
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