People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy

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The People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy is an anti-nuclear power group in Tamil Nadu, India, founded by S. P. Udayakumar. Since September 2011 the aim of the group is to close the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant site and to preserve the largely untouched coastal landscape, as well as educate locals about nuclear power.[1][2]

On 10 September 2012 around 1,000 anti-nuclear protesters tried to march towards the plant. The police responded with tear-gas shells.[3][4]


  1. ^ Dutt, Nidhi (22 November 2011). "India faces people power against nuclear power". BBC News. 
  2. ^ Kaur, Raminder (9 July 2012). "Nuclear power vs. people power". Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. 
  3. ^ "Cops clash with villagers near Kudankulam site". Business Standard. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 2013-12-06. 
  4. ^ "Kudankulam nuclear plant: Police lathicharge protesters". The Times Of India. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 2013-12-06.