Amid protests, India stays committed to Jaitapur nuclear power project

With growing anti-nuclear protests in Tamil Nadu and more planned, the Indian external affairs minister assured his French counterpart Jan. 10 that his country is committed to complete the Jaitapur nuclear project.

The proposed 9,900 MW plant would be comprised of six third-generation 1,650 MW EPR reactors constructed by the French company Areva, the first two of which are set to be installed initially.

India is under pressure to beef up electricity supplies after a massive blackout in July 2012, the biggest electricity blackout in world history. The discussion occurred during a visit to Paris of the Indian external affairs minister, the first such visit to France in a decade.

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