Karwar, Karnataka: There has been no increase in
morbidity patterns due to radiation in any nuclear power plant
in the country, including Kaiga, and the radiation dose to the
public is well within AERB stipulations, officials said Saturday.
"The operation of nuclear power plants poses no health
hazard to the surrounding population. Indeed the radiation
dose to the public at all nuclear power plants over the years
has been a very small fraction of the limit stipulated by the
Atomic Energy Regulatory Board," Nuclear Power Corporation of
India Limited said in a press release here today.
The clarifications came in the wake of doubts expressed in
a section of media over the radiation level at Kaiga nuclear
power plant, which recently saw a fire alarm go off due to a
technical snag in a power generating unit.
The core safety objective in operating a nuclear power
plant is to ensure no undue radiation exposure to occupational
workers, public and environment, which has been achieved by
adopting appropriate technologies, personal protection
measures and best practices, it said.
There has been no measurable increase in the rate of
cancers in the population as a result of operation of nuclear
power plants, it added.