Karwar: The third unit of Kaiga
Nuclear Power plant which was shut down on April 8 following a fire alarm, was restarted, authorities said Wednesday.
"Kaiga generation station Unit-3 which was shut down, was
synchronised to the Southern grid at 2325 hours last night
after successful completion of all surveillance tests,"
Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd said in a release here.
The 220-MWe unit is presently operating at 120MWe and its
power would be raised gradually, it said.
Presently all four units of the Kaiga generating
stations are operational, it said.
The third unit was shut down on April 8 after a fire
alarm went off. Authorities later declared the plant safe and
said the level of radiation was below prescribed standards.
A team of experts have been conducting investigations
into the cause of fire alarm and is yet to submit its
findings, an official of Kaiga Nuclear plant said.