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Tsunami-related risks: Experts’ panel formed

18 March 2011

NEW DELHI: Waking to the colossal devastation in tsunami-hit Japan, the Environment Ministry has set up an Expert Group to evaluate additional safeguards needed for the existing projects and also suggest measures to be taken for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the future projects, including nuclear power plant.

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The four member expert group, constituted under the chairmanship of Dr A M Muthunayagam, former Secretary in the Department of Ocean Development, will specifically evaluate measures that are needed for high value and critical projects such as nuclear power plants, oil storage depots and refineries situated near the coastal areas. Giving top priority to the threat, the expert group has been asked to submit its report with in three months.

The other members of the expert group are Dr Shetye, Director of National Institute of Oceanography and Prof R Ramesh, Director of the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, Chennai. The four member expert group, constituted under the chairmanship of Dr A M Muthunayagam, former Secretary in the Department of Ocean Development, will specifically evaluate measures that are needed for high value and critical projects such as nuclear power plants, oil storage depots and refineries situated near the coastal areas. Giving top priority to the threat, the expert group has been asked to submit its report with in three months.

The other members of the expert group are Dr Shetye, Director of National Institute of Oceanography and Prof R Ramesh, Director of the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, Chennai……

Read more: http://expressbuzz.com/nation/tsunami-related-risks-experts%E2%80%99-panel-formed/257547.html

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March 19, 2011 at 11:47 am

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