Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has ruled out any deficiency in the construction of a valve in Unit 1 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant where six people were injured last month due to spillage of hot water from it during maintenance work.
A Parliamentary panel has slammed nuclear regulator AERB for failing to bring out a comprehensive nuclear radiation safety policy for three decades and batted for giving it statutory status with enhanced legal powers.
The first unit of the 1,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, set up by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL), is almost ready for beginning the fission process, said a top official of the country`s atomic regulator.
India`s nuclear regulator on Friday said the Kudankulam nuclear plant was "very well protected"
but it had recommended additional safety features, including
one to tackle instances of a prolonged loss of power.
There has been no increase in
morbidity patterns due to radiation in any nuclear power plant
in the country, including Kaiga, and the radiation dose to the
public is well within AERB stipulations, officials said Saturday.
With the Centre deciding to go
ahead with the atomic power project in Jaitapur, anti-nuclear
activists upped the ante accusing the government of
"lobbying" and "acting as agents" of global nuclear supplier
In the backdrop of the Japan radiation scare, India is fast-tracking amendment to the AERB legislation amid a high-
level committee`s recommendations that additional protective measures needed to be taken at nuclear facilities.
Atomic Energy Regulatory Board said it would carry out a comprehensive reassessment of safety and emergency mitigation measures at all the Indian nuclear power plants, in the light of the crisis in Japan.