What’s wrong with the Jaitapur EIA?

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for Jaitapur was conducted by the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) of Nagpur, Maharashtra. NEERI is a public organisation, founded and funded by the Government of India. The report was commissioned and paid for by NPCIL, the government-owned company that is building the Jaitapur nuclear park. This commissioning of one government body by another creates a conflict of interests, making it immediately unlikely for the EIA to be the unbiased and just assessment of environmental impacts that is needed.

The many omissions, assumptions and inaccuracies of the EIA report make it difficult to trust anything contained in its 1200 pages. Even from one page to another, data contradicts itself and scientific names are misspelled. Each fault uncovered makes the EIA look less like a real assessment, and more like a required step towards a predetermined outcome: construction of the Jaitapur nuclear power plant.

Most importantly, the EIA fails to assess the impacts of:

It also fails to examine the impact the 9900 MW nuclear power plant would have on:

The full text of volume I of the EIA report can be downloaded here

The latest updates

 

Javadekar must come clean on air pollution, says Greenpeace

Publication | July 24, 2015 at 18:20

New Delhi 24 July 2015 - In response to comments made by Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar regarding air pollution in Delhi, Greenpeace India Clean Air Campaigner Aishwarya Madineni made the following comment:

Undaunted, undefeated and unstoppable

Blog entry by Vinuta Gopal | July 23, 2015

Greenpeace India ought to be finished by now. We’ve had our accounts frozen, our reputation  smeared and our staff banned from travel. Mr. Rajnath Singh, the Minister of Home Affairs has done everything he can to shut down our...

RoS SCN notice 16th June 2015 English.pdf

Publication | July 23, 2015 at 11:25

Correspondence with Office of the Registrar

Letter to society of Registrar

Publication | July 23, 2015 at 11:15

Letter to society of Registrar

Goodbye Sandeep

Blog entry by slakshma | July 21, 2015

For the last 4 years Sandeep has been one of the friendly faces of the Greenpeace India staff on the Life at Greenpeace page of our website, and he’s been working here for 10+ years. Last week he left us for pastures new, so for one...

Dharnai: story of one solar village

Blog entry by Pujarini Sen | July 20, 2015

It’s been precisely one year now, since 2000 citizens of Dharnai, a small village near Bodhgaya in the eastern Indian state of Bihar achieved access to electricity for the first time in 30 years. To most us who are living in this...

India - remember the unstoppable power of contagious courage

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | July 10, 2015

Remember the unstoppable power of contagious courage By Kumi Naidoo Thirty years ago, groups of individuals in New Zealand were preparing to leave their families, their jobs and their homes to set off in small boats...

My Experiments with Kitchen Gardening and Composting

Blog entry by Anjum Dudekela | July 6, 2015

I never thought to do an internship with Greenpeace when I initially heard that Greenpeace India has one month left to fight for its survival. My parents were a little worried what I’d do there. But when all my queries were cleared by...

Praful Bidwai: a farewell to an activist and a defender of the truth

Blog entry by Priya Pillai | June 29, 2015

Praful Bidwai passed away on the 23rd of June due to cardiac arrest. He was a journalist, an activist, a researcher and a political commentator.  I first met Praful at a protest in Jantar Mantar and was immediately struck by his...

Suraj Weds Bijli – a tale of determination

Blog entry by Aditya Tomar | June 29, 2015

As an intern, I expected to be doing the typical, rigorous, and perhaps monotonous office work. Contrary to my belief that I would be spending hours in paper work or analysis, working at Greenpeace had many surprises in store. It was...

1 - 10 of 3792 results.