Opposition Leader V S Achuthanandan has asked Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to take steps to remove the apprehensions of the people on the Neutrino Observatory project.
“There is no justification in surrendering the tract connecting Kerala and Tamil Nadu on the Idukki border for experiments to be conducted by Fermi Lab in the US. Such experiments are not at all advisable in areas near to the Mullaperiyar dam,” Achuthanandan said in a letter sent to the Chief Minister.
“This is an issue ought to be discussed in detail by the scientific community. Though the permission of the Tamil Nadu Forest Department has been sought and availed of, neither the Supreme Court empowered committee nor the Madhav Gadgil Committee, which studied the Western Ghats where the project is coming up, were apprised of the project,” he blamed.
“If the project is indeed undertaken with the permission of the Kerala Government, the details should be made public,” Achuthanandan demanded.