NEW DELHI: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) will commission the 220-MW nuclear power plant Kaiga stage 4 project on Saturday.

The entire power will be supplied to the Southern Grid. Speaking at the India Energy Forum here, NPCIL Associate Director N. Nagaich said the commissioning of the project would be done by NPCIL Chairman and Managing Director S. K. Jain.


The November 2009 exposure of employees at the Kaiga nuclear power plant to tritiated water is not the first instance of high radiation exposures to workers. Over the years, many nuclear reactors and other facilities associated with the nuclear fuel cycle operated by the Department of Atomic Energy have had accidents of varying severity.

The tritium poisoning episode highlights grave safety lapses and the urgent need for an independent nuclear regulator.

An inquiry is being undertaken to investigate the cause of the accident which led to the death of the two research scientists at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (Barc), minister of state for science and technology Prithviraj Chavan said talking exclusively to this paper.

Two research scientists were killed after a fire broke out in a photochemistry laboratory in the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Trombay, on Tuesday afternoon.

They were identified by the police as Umang Singh from Mumbai and Partha Pratim Bag from West Bengal, both PhD students in BARC

Mishaps At Indian Nuclear Plants
• 2001, Rajasthan: Turbine blade failures, cracks in end-shields, leaks in calandria, leak in many tubes in the moderator heat exchanger.

The statement of IGP (Western Range), Gopal Hosur on the safety aspects at Kaiga Atomic Power Station (KAPS) has raised several questions over security measures at the nuclear power plant in Uttara Kannada district.

New Delhi: Admitting a

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NEW DELHI: The government on Thursday said it was reviewing the processes, procedures and human performance aspects at all nuclear power stations following the

Karwar: There have been serious violations of protocol at the Kaiga Atomic Power Station in handing radioactive material. The guidelines issued by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) to its employees on handling radioactive material appear to have not been followed by some employees at the Kaiga station, Gopal B.