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Sikkim quake did not affect nuke plants: NPCIL

Last Updated: Monday, September 19, 2011 - 23:50

New Delhi: The powerful earthquake that rocked Sikkim has not affected the nuclear power plants in the country and they are operating safely, India`s nuclear operator said here on Monday.

"There has been no impact due to this earthquake on any of
the nuclear power plants of India," S Krishnamurthy, executive
director (Operations) of the Nuclear Power Corporation of
India Limited said in a statement.

He said all operating nuclear power plants continue to
operate safely.

An earthquake of 6.8 magnitude rocked Sikkim last evening
and tremors were felt as far as Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and

The NPCIL operates two nuclear power units of 220 MW each
at Narora in Uttar Pradesh.

The Rawatbhata nuclear site in Rajasthan has five
operational units with a combined installed capacity of 1080


First Published: Monday, September 19, 2011 - 20:40

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