India’s nuclear plant to be commissioned this month

India’s much-delayed nuclear power project in the state of Tamil Nadu (pictured) is expected to be commissioned by the end of the month. The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

India’s much-delayed nuclear power project in the state of Tamil Nadu (pictured) is expected to be commissioned by the end of the month.

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) is building two 1,000MW reactors and got approval from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) to load Uranium in the first reactor earlier this year.

The country’s Minister of State confirmed fuel has been already been loaded into Unit-1 of the Kundankulam nuclear plant. NPCIL is now awaiting clearance from the AERB to start the nuclear chain reaction.

Earlier this year, ELN reported of an anti-nuclear protest in Tamil Nadu, which saw protestors trying to stop fuel from being loaded into the reactor, which led to a death.