Gujarat N-plant under AERB scanner for radiation

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 14:59

Ahmedabad: Kakrapar Atomic Power Station
(KAPS) in Tapi district of Gujarat has come under the scanner
of regulator Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) for a
`minor incident` of radiation exposure to four workers in May
this year.

"Our medical staff had checked them and there was no
problem with them as such. We had instructed our hospital that
if they want to undergo any investigation it has to be done,
but none of them turned up," KAPS Additional General Manager
HR Sujaya Kajur said.

The KAPS is a nuclear power station, has two 220 MW
pressurised heavy water reactors.

"The incident was brought to the notice of regulator
AERB and the concerned international agency. Whatever
corrective steps were to be taken, so that such an incident
doesn`t gets repeated in future has also been taken," he said.

"But, taking advantage of it, the workers, who were on
contract, began demanding regularisation and went and met the
district authorities and also reported about the incident by
July end," Kajur said.

However, district collector Tapi R H Patel, on receiving
a complaint of radiation exposure to workers in the KAPS has
sent a team under sub-divisional magistrate to enquire about
the incident.

"Taking note of it (the radiation leak), I have sent a
team under sub divisional magistrate to enquire about the
incident," Patel said.


First Published: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 14:59
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