Greenpeace India today demanded a probe by independent experts into all “aging” heavy water reactors in the country and alleged the country’s nuclear regulator has failed to ascertain the reason behind the recent “serious” incident at Kakrapar Atomic Power Station in Gujarat. One of the two 220 MW units of Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS) in Surat district was shut down on March 11 after leakage of heavy water and a temporary emergency situation was declared but there was no radioactive leak and all workers were safe.
Economic Times 15th March 2016 read more »
A coolant channel assembly has been identified as the source of a leak of heavy water coolant at Kakrapar unit 1, India’s Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has confirmed. The unit remains in a cold shutdown state following the 11 March incident.
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