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Parliamentary panel visits Tarapur Atomic Power Station, BARC

A Parliamentary Standing Committee today visited the Tarapur Atomic Power Station and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Maharashtra.



Mumbai: A Parliamentary Standing Committee
today visited the Tarapur Atomic Power Station and Bhabha
Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Maharashtra.

The 20-member Committee, deliberating Civil Liability
for Nuclear Damage Bill, reviewed nuclear, personnel and
environment safety, emergency preparedness and other
provisions and measures at the two installations, a release by
Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL) said here.

Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Chairman Srikumar
Banerjee, who is also Secretary in the Department of Atomic
Energy, and NPCIL Chairman and Managing Director S K Jain
accompanied the panel led by T Subbarami Reddy.

The visiting MPs expressed satisfaction over the
security measures at the two installations, the release said.

The delegation is scheduled to visit the Madras Atomic
Power Station tomorrow.

NPCIL operates 19 nuclear power reactors with a total
installed capacity of 4,560 MW. Three more nuclear reactors,
with a total installed capacity of 2,220 MW, are under
advanced stages of construction, the release said.

In addition, NPCIL has launched four indigenous
pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWRs) with a total capacity
of 2,800 MW (700 MW each). NPCIL targets an installed capacity
of 20,000 MW by 2020, and tripling it to 60,000 MW by 2032, it
added.

PTI

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