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Mango Farmers Invoke Japan to Fight India Nuclear Plant

The temple for the Hindu monkey god Hanuman, near Jaitapur on the western coast of India, seems a long way from Japan’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi, where the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl continues to unfold.

For the crowd gathering amid the scent of incense and prayer lamps, the crisis is looming on their doorstep. Less than three miles away, the Indian government plans to build what would be the world’s largest nuclear-power plant and the villagers, fearing a repeat of the Japanese catastrophe, are here to protest.