AERB to reassess safety measures at Indian N-plants

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 18:25

Mumbai: Atomic Energy Regulatory Board on Tuesday said it would carry out a comprehensive reassessment of safety
and emergency mitigation measures at all the Indian nuclear
power plants, in the light of the crisis in Japan.

Emergency-preparedness plans exist for all nuclear power
plants in India, and they are periodically "rehearsed", AERB
said here.
"However, in the light of the unprecedented event in
Japan, AERB will be carrying out a comprehensive reassessment
of safety and emergency mitigation measures of all the Indian
nuclear power plants," AERB Secretary R Bhattacharya said here
in a statement.
AERB is constantly monitoring the situation at Japan`s
crisis-hit Fukushima nuclear plan, he said.

"A detailed review will be taken up by us as full
information (on situation in Japan) becomes available,"
Bhattacharya said.

Out of the 20 reactors (19 are in operation) in India,
only Tarapur Atomic Power Station`s units one and two are
Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs), similar to ones at Fukushima.

PTI




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