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Farmers seek to switch off power project at Cheyyur – New Indian Express

By Sruthisagar Yamunan | ENS – KANCHEEPURAM/CHENNAI

Published: 22nd August 2013 08:59 AM

Last Updated: 22nd August 2013 09:00 AM

The proposed 4,000 mega watt Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) to be set up near the Gangadevankuppam village of Kancheepuram has given rise to apprehension among the farming community in the area.

The project got a fillip in 2008 from the then DMK government……Read morehttp://newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/Farmers-seek-to-switch-off-power-project-at-Cheyyur/2013/08/22/article1745618.ece

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Article: Environmental activists nail ‘lies’ in report on Cheyyur plant – The Hindu

Environmental activists and representatives of the fishermen villages of Kancheepuram district have charged that the environmental impact assessment (EIA) report on the 4000-MW, coal-fired power plant in Cheyyur had been constructed on a foundation of “blatant lies” that overlooked the vibrant coastal ecology of the region.

Representatives of the fishing hamlets along Cheyyur coastline, backed by a Chennai-based environmental group, Community Environment Monitoring (CEM), plan to file a case…..Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/environmental-activists-nail-lies-in-report-on-cheyyur-plant/article5056321.ece