Narora Atomic Power station in UP safe: NPCIL

Last Updated: Monday, April 4, 2011 - 22:18

Mumbai: Narora Atomic Power plants situation
in Uttar Pradesh were safe after northern India was on Monday hit
by an earthquake of 5.7 on the Richter Scale.

Located in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh, the two
units of Narora Atomic Power station were approximately 400 to
500 km from the epicentre of the earthquake at Indo-Nepal
border.

"The plants are safe and continued to operate safely," N
Nagaich, Chief Executive, said.

His remarks assume significance as questions were raised
about the safety of Indian nuclear power plants from effects
of quake and tsunami in the wake of the nuclear disaster in
Japan.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had last month assured
Parliament that all Indian atomic power plants were safe and
yet he has ordered a review of their safety aspect in the
backdrop of Japan`s experience.

PTI

First Published: Monday, April 4, 2011 - 22:18
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