Tarapur atomic power plants are safe: NPCIL

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 7, 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.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 22:18

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