Posted by: 1of10boyz | July 31, 2013

Koodankulam nuclear power project set to start in August


How many of my friends even know where Tamil Nadu is? Sadly this location is using Russian designs. Would sure like to see more AP1000 reactors going in around the world, but then we also have to be concerned about non-proliferation too.

Assystem Energy & Infrastructure

Koodankulam nuclear power project set to start in August

 

After a six year delay, the 6000 megawatt (MW) Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) in Tamil Nadu will finally commence operations by the end of August. The plant will be fully functional once construction of all six reactors is completed. While the industry in general may be happy with the news, the wind sector has raised its concerns, reports CNBC-TV18 Poornima Murali.

But intense protests by local villagers delayed the completion of the first two reactors at the plant by over 2 years. It pushed the project cost up from the original Rs 13,171 crore, to Rs 17,270 crore.

After receiving clearance from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) and compliance with the Supreme Court directive, unit 1 is fully operational, and should begin feeding into the power grids by the end of August.

RS Sundar, site director, Koodankulam n-power…

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