Environmental impact assessment report for nuclear power plant at Mithivirdi, Bhavnagar, Gujarat
Paryavaran Suraksha Samiti demanded that the March 5 environmental public hearing for Mithi Virdi nuclear power plant in Saurashtra's Bhavnagar district be stopped and this EIA report submitted by Engineers India Limited be scrapped as it did not have the necessary accreditation.
In October 2009, Government of India has accorded in principle approval for five more new sites, two for indigenous 700 MWe Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) and three for imported Light Water Reactors (LWR) of 1000 MWe or more capacity LWRs planned to be set up with international cooperation. Mithivirdi is one of the sites recommended by site selection committee in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat state, where 6 reactors of 1000 MWe each are to be established. To obtain the Environment Clearance to set up Nuclear Power Plants in the above location from Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) entrusted the work of “Environmental Impact Assessment” Study to “Engineers India Limited” (EIL), New Delhi in August, 2010, with a view to establish the baseline status with respect to various environmental components viz. air, noise, water, land, biological, radiological, socioeconomic and to evaluate & predict the potential impacts due to the proposed activities, including their Environmental Management Plan.
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