Kudankulam nuclear plant unaffected by tremors

Kudankulam nuclear plant unaffected by tremors
Chennai Work at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) was not affected in the wake of a massive earthquake in Indonesia triggering fears of a tsunami, though the plant is "generally on alert," a top official said today.

"We received the alert from Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services in Hyderabad and we are generally on alert. But our work is continuing," M Kasinath Balaji, Site Director, Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, told PTI.

He said the walls of KNPP are 7.5 m high and the plant itself is situated on a raised platform.

Work at the plant started recently after several months of protests by anti-nuclear activists stalling the commissioning of its first unit.

Story First Published: April 11, 2012 19:20 IST

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