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Jaitapur nuclear power project seeks extension

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The partial and conditional environmental clearance granted to the proposed 9,900-MW Jaitapur nuclear power project in Maharashtra has lapsed and its extension has been sought amid objections by activists opposed to the controversial plant.

“We had received partial and conditional environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forests for the project in November 2010 for five years and we were asked to carry out pre-project compliances,” Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project Project Director S Singharoy told PTI here today.

He said the Nuclear Power Corporation (NPCIL) is complying with all the necessary requirements of the MoEF and we are regularly submitting reports to the ministry.

“The partial clearance was for a period of five years ending November 26, 2015. Every six months we have been submitting reports on various surveys conducted and actions taken to meet the compliance parameters of the ministry. We have already submitted a comprehensive report about the works undertaken by us during the last five years and also sought extension of the clearance granted,” he said.

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