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IAEA officials visit Koodankulam Plant

Last Updated: Monday, February 20, 2012 - 22:09

Chennai: A two-member team from the
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Monday visited the
controversial Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant, Department of
Atomic Energy (DAE) sources said.

The team visited the project site, located in Tirunelveli
district, along with a group of DAE officials, they said.

It was only a "regular visit" to the facility that has
been taking place from time to time, they added.

The commissioning of the KNPP has been delayed due to
agitations by protesters of the Plant who have raised
questions over its safety aspects.

Two expert committees formed by the Central and state governments have failed to break the impasse and a specially constituted panel by the
state government had yesterday virtually given a clean chit to
the Plant over the safety aspect.


First Published: Monday, February 20, 2012 - 22:09
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