Tarapur atomic power plants are safe: NPCIL
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 07, 2010, 22:18
Mumbai: The Tarapur Atomic Power Plants (TAPP) located near here are reported to be safe and there has not been any incidence leading to potential radioactive release, according to Nuclear Power corporation of India (NPCIL).

The 540 MW unit four of TAPP was shut down to take up maintenance of solenoid valves, motors and some other components of fuelling machines, the site director R K Gargye said here in a release today.

The unit is expected to come on line next week after the completion of mandatory tests and procedures, Gargye said adding that as reported in a section of the media, there was no such situation which could cause potential radioactive release.

Tarapur has four reactors, of which two units are of Boiling watrer reactors each of 160 MW while units three and four are Pressurised Heavy water reactors, 540 MW each, he said.

Yesterday a Parliamentary Standing Committee, led by T Subbarami Reddy 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 facilities at Tarapur. The committee visited the Madras Atomic Power station today for review, NPCIL said.


First Published: Wednesday, July 07, 2010, 22:18

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