Former president Abdul Kalam, who turned 80 on Saturday, plans to undertake a strenuous 10-day hurried tour of coastal India with a view to to certify the safety of the Koodankulam nuclear power plant underlines the snowballing crisis at hand. Kalam is new to nuclear technology, his field is missile technology. But Kalam backs atomic power as a source of clean energy.-Comment
Even though Dr Kalam's field is missile technology he knows everything about atomic energy and in fact he is an advocate of thorium as fuel for producing electrical energy. As such his tour is a welcome step. Also Koodangulam project will start off after the 20th of this month once the civic poll process will be over in Tamilnadu and Ms Jeyalalitha will sing a different song then.