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Urgent Send Emails to MoEF, GPCB - Demand to cancel the scheduled Environmental Public Hearing as well as reject ion of the EIA report of the Mithi Virdi Nuclear Power Plant prepared by ‘Engineers India Limited’ consultantsfor ‘Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited.’ Engineers India Limited do not have necessary accreditation.

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  • Rohit Prajapati
    Dear All Kindly send urgent emails to all the emails pasted below of various government departments. mosefgoi@nic.in, psmos-mef@nic.in, envisect@nic.in,
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 22, 2013
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      Dear All

      Kindly send urgent emails to all the emails pasted below of various government departments.

      mosefgoi@..., psmos-mef@..., envisect@..., pb.rastogi@..., chairman-gpcb@..., ms-gpcb@..., collector-bav@..., gpcb-bav@...
      Bcc to - tokrishnakant@..., rohit.prajapati@...

      Paryavaran Suraksha Samiti
      c/o 37 Patrakar Colony, Tandalja, Vadodara 390 020, Phone/Fax: 0265-2320399
      Email: tokrishnakant@..., rohit.prajapati@...
       
      BY Email & FAX
      Most Urgent – Most Urgent – Most Urgent
       
      22 February 2013
      To,
      Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan
      Minister of State for Environment and Forests
      Paryavaran Bhavan, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110 003
       
      The Secretary
      Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India
      Paryavaran Bhavan, CGO Complex,  Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003.
       
      Shri P.B. Rastogi EAC – Nuclear Power Projects
      Paryavaran Bhawan,
      CGO Complex, Lodi Road,
      New Delhi-110003.
       
      The Chairman
      Gujarat Pollution Control Board
      “Paryavaran Bhavan” Sector 10-A, Gandhinagar - 382 010
       
      The Member Secretary
      Gujarat Pollution Control Board
      “Paryavaran Bhavan” Sector 10-A, Gandhinagar - 382 010
       
      The Chairman / The Collector
      Environment Public Hearing Committee of Bhavnagar
       
      The Regional Officer
      Gujarat Pollution Control Board , Bhavnagar
       

      Subject: Demand to cancel the scheduled Environmental Public Hearing as well as rejection of the EIA report of the Mithi Virdi Nuclear Power Plant prepared by ‘Engineers India Limited’ consultants for ‘Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited.’ Engineers India Limited do not have necessary accreditation.

      Madam/ Sirs,

      This is to bring to your notice that Environment Public Hearing (EPH) for 6000 MW Mithi Virdi Nuclear Power Plant is proposed to be held on 5 March 2013 at Navagam (Nana) village, Tal- Ghogha, Dist – Bhavnagar, Gujarat.

      It is really shocking that an establishment like ‘Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited’ claiming to be taking utmost care for safety measures has nominated Engineers India Limited (EIL), Delhi as consultant for preparing Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) report for proposed 6000 MW Nuclear Power Plant at Mithi Virdi area of Bhavnagar district, Gujarat. The said agency, EIL however does not have necessary accreditation to conduct EIA for Nuclear Power Plants.

      This has been mentioned in the EIA report itself on page no 387-389 volume – I. The EIA report clearly states
      12.0 DISCLOSURE OF CONSULTANTS

      “... The division is assisted by a multi-disciplinary team with engineers and scientists with experience ranging from seven to thirty years or more and equipped with the latest computer software and hardware. It is capable of providing the entire range of services related to environmental pollution assessment, control and management to the following major sectors of industry in India and abroad:
      • Petroleum Refining
      • Petrochemicals
      • Oil and Gas Processing
      • Metallurgy
      • Chemicals
      • Food Processing and Dairy
      • Distillery
      • Fertilizers
      • Thermal Power Plants
      EIL is also capable of providing environment related services for various other industries like textile, leather, pulp and paper etc. besides the different industries mentioned above…”
      […]

      “…National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET) – under the Accreditation Scheme for EIA Consultant Organisations has accredited EIL as EIA consultant for 9 EIA Sectors, vide NABET notification dated 14.09.10. The list of sectors for which the accreditation has been accorded by NABET is given in Fig. 13.1. The same can be referred from the NABET website www.qcin.org/nabet/about.php.”

      […]

      “… For “Nuclear Power projects and processing of nuclear fuel” sector EIL’s application along with other consultants are still pending at NABET. However, till date NABET has not cleared any application related to nuclear sector.”


      For your ready reference, the relevant pages 387-389 from EIA report are annexed herewith as Annexure “A” as pdf file.

      This facts at page 387-389 of Volume – I of EIA for Mithi Virdi Nuclear Power Plant by EIL invites strict action against NPCIL and the EIL also.

      We are really shocked that how come the concerned authority has given clearance for conducting EPH in such a matter of grave concern involving security of the lakhs of people.
      We demand that

      1.      The concerned authority should immediately reject the EIA of Mithi Virdi Nuclear Power Plant of NPCIL prepared by EIL.
      1. The concerned authority should immediately cancel the EPH.
      2. The concerned authority should apologise to the people of Gujarat for such a grave mistake allowing EPH on an illegal EIA.
      3. The concerned authority should pass stricture against NPCIL and consultant EIL for such an illegal action on their part.

      Expecting your positive and prompt response.
       
      Krishnakant
      Activist
      Paryavaran Suraksha Samiti




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