IAEA officials visit Koodankulam Plant



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.

PTI