Kudankulam 17

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A man walks along the beach in Idinthakarai. Seen in the background is the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP). The KKNPP had been mired in controversies since its inception in 1988. Although four nuclear reactors were commissioned in 2008 in addition to the two reactors commissioned earlier, currently only one reactor (Unit I, 1000MW capacity) is operational (since July 13, 2013) and Unit II is still under construction. While the state of Tamil Nadu is still suffering from an energy deficit of 34.1% in 2013, the villagers feel that the state and the country has alienated their interests and has ignored their safety concerns.

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