"There should be no concerns on safety. The safety analysis of the plant is complete. Kudankulam has one of the world's safest nuclear reactors," Mr Banerjee told NDTV. He added that "India has already inked an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) convention that provides a frame work for addressing trans-boundary concerns if an accident happens. India's nuclear liability law also addresses these concerns." Mr Banerjee is the Chairman of India's Atomic Energy Commission.
Earlier this week, Sri Lanka had raised concerns over possible radiation threat from Kudankulam nuclear reactors. A Sri Lankan minister also stated that his country would raise the issue with global atomic watchdog - the IAEA - in September.
"We respect the right of India to have nuclear power stations. But our concerns are on the possible radiation effects they could have on Sri Lanka," the country's Power and Energy Minister Champika Ranawaka said.
Sri Lanka's complaint to IAEA is being seen as an attempt to get back at India for its recent vote against Lanka on a UN resolution that stressed the need for the island to fix accountability for human rights violations and alleged war crimes.
The Rs 13-000 crore plant, being built with the help of the Russians, will see two reactors being commissioned within months of each other. When it's completed, six reactors will generate unprecedented power supply for the state.
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