Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant dismisses rumours on AFR spent fuel storage facility


Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant dismisses rumours on AFR spent fuel storage facility

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) has said that the proposed Away From Reactor (AFR) Spent Fuel Storage facility to be established at the plant is completely safe and not alarming as projected by those opposing it.

The assurance came in a detailed press statement on Thursday amid rumours of possible devastation that the facility could cause. A public hearing to establish the storage facility is to be held on July 10.

It stated that KKNPP in Tirunelveli’s Radhapuram taluk was the seventh nuclear power generating site of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited in India, with a total capacity of 2000 megawatt.

All the operating nuclear power stations in India and abroad had facilities to store new as well as spent (used) fuel. The scheme to store spent fuel in a nuclear power plant was two-fold. Read More

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