Last week I sent you an e-mail, asking you to send a fax showing your opposition to the dangerous Jaitapur nuclear plant. We are faxing these signatures to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Maharastra Chief Mininster Prithviraj Chavan. So far we have over 28,000 signatures, in case you missed out last time, please read the mail below and send a fax now.
I am taking the unusual step of sending this direct request because I believe that the announcement by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, to continue with the proposed French-built nuclear power park at Jaitapur is a serious mistake with long term implications for our people.
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The fax says "Mr. Prime Minister, respect public opinion and stop the Jaitapur nuclear reactor project."
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Along with several others I participated in the "Tarapur to Jaitapur" yatra (march) in Maharashtra, to protest against the proposed nuclear plant in Jaitapur. We did not reach Jaitapur because many of us were detained/arrestedfor participating in this peaceful protest.
It is well known that the Jaitapur nuclear plant is on an earthquake-prone zone  and the French EPR reactors have not yet been tested anywhere in the world. Surprisingly the government has rejected the demands to cancel the project, which will result in the loss of land and livelihoods for many. Further, the government has shown disregard for the views of the many scientists, academicians, military experts and citizens from the rest of the country calling for a review of its earlier decisions on nuclear power plants.
Apart from announcing the creation of an independent regulatory board to ensure safety standards, the government has taken no action on the widespread demand for a fresh review of nuclear energy policy in the country. We need to tell Prime Minister Manmohan Singhand Maharashtra CM, Prithviraj Chavan that they cannot ignore serious concerns raised by the people of this country.
You should send a fax to the PM and CM Chavan asking them to stop the Jaitapur nuclear plant. Add your signature to the message and we will fax it to the PM and copy CM, Chavan for you. 73,000 petition signatures opposing this plant have already been delivered to the PM. Now a large number of faxes asking him to stop the plant will make it difficult for him ignore the demand.
Safe and clean renewable energy options and energy efficiency can help meet our energy demands, all of which are available and at a much lower cost than nuclear. The government needs to invest in these instead of dangerous nuclear energy. Tell the PM and CM Chavan to stop this dangerous plant now!
Thank you for taking action!
Admiral L. Ramdas, Former Chief of Naval Staff, Indian Navy.