Gujarat: Leaks In Kakrapar Nuclear Plant, One Unit Shut



A power generation unit at Kakrapar Atomic Power Station in Surat was shut down after leakage of heavy water.

Leakage in the primary heat transport system of unit one of Kakrapar atomic power station in Gujarat has forced the authorities to shut down the unit as an emergency measure.The leakage occurred but officials maintained that “no nuclear radiation has occurred due to the leakage.”

Consequent to a small leak in primary heat transport (PHT) system, the reactor was shut down as intended as per design provisions. All safety systems are working as intended. The radioactivity/radiation levels in the plant premises and outside are normal.



Extra info:



  • Kakrapar Atomic Power Station is a nuclear power station in India, which lies in the proximity of the city of Vyara in the state of Gujarat.
  • It consists of two 220 MW pressurized water reactors with heavy water as moderator (PHWR). KAPS-1 went critical on 3 September 1992 and began commercial electricity production a few months later on 6 May 1993.

So lets do

  • In which State  Kakrapar Atomic Power Station situated?Who is the Chief minister of Gujrat?
  • Who is the Governor off Gujrat?



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Source – The Hindu




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