Frequent outages at Kudankulam plant unusual, trying to fix it: Dept of Atomic Energy


Frequent outages at Kudankulam plant unusual, trying to fix it: Dept of Atomic Energy

Months after Poovulagin Nanbargal, a Tamil Nadu based volunteer group working on environmental issues, raised concerns over the unusual number of outages of reactors at the Kudankulam nuclear power plant, the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has accepted the NGO’s claim.

Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas, the Secretary of the DAE and Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, in an interview to News18 Tamil Nadu, said that the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) is trying to fix the issues faced by the Kudankulam power plant.

“I do agree (that the number of stoppages of units 1 and 2 are unusual). We are trying to address it. There are some initial problems,” he said. Adding that similar operational issues were faced in Tarapore also during the initial years of operations, Read More

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