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, 2014
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MoEF panel not satisfied with EIA of Mithivirdi nuclear plant

Source: Business Standard, Date: , 2014

The already delayed 6,000 Mw nuclear power plant at Mithivirdi in Gujarat is likely get delayed further as (EAC) expert appraisal committee (nuclear) of the union ministry of environment and forest (MoEF) has asked the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) to reassess environment impact of the project. The panel found the present environment impact assessment (EIA) report lacking clarity on large number of issues including radioactive and land acquisition. The proposed nuclear power plant (NPP) with six light water reactors (LWR) of 1000 Mw capacity each, is being be set up 40 km from Bhavnagar and is located on sea coast on west side of the Gulf of Khambhat, and will be spread across 777 hectare. Out of 777 hectare a total of 603 hectare area falls under agricultural land (both kharif and rabi) and the remaining land includes waste land, forest, scrub land and water body. It is proposed to be executed in three stages.

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