KNPP work on, but on alert: Official

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 21:14

Chennai: Work at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power
Plant (KNPP) was not affected in the wake of massive
earthquake in Indonesia triggering fears of tsunami though the
plant is "generally on alert," a top official said on Wednesday.

"We received the alert from Indian National Centre for
Ocean Information Services in Hyderabad and we are generally
on alert. But our work is continuing," M Kasinath Balaji, Site
Director, Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, told PTI.

He said the walls of KNPP are 7.5 m high and the plant
itself is situated on a raised platform.
Work at the plant started recently after several months of
protests by anti-nuclear activits stalling the commissiong of
its first unit.

First Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 21:14

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