Processes, procedures and human performance aspects of all nuclear power plants are being reviewed following the radioactive contamination of drinking water at Kaiga Atomic Power Station, Minister of State, PMO, Prithviraj Chavan, said on Thursday.

Karwar: Intelligence agencies had warned the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) authorities about possible threats to the security of the Kaiga power plant.

Raman Gupta, Superintendent of Police, Uttar Kannada had written on two occasions to the officials in charge of the security of the plant conveying the concerns of intelligence agencies.

Surendra Gadekar

Leakage raises safety concerns If the heightened security system is so lax, how can people trust the nuclear establishment's ability to provide fool-proof security?

New Delhi/Karwar: When staff and workers at the Kaiga nuclear plant began to show above normal radiation levels, authorities hit the alarm button. Teams began to urgently scour the complex for signs of a telltale radiation leak that could have exposed the staff to radioactivity.

Karwar: The station director of the Kaiga Atomic Power Station, J.P. Gupta, has denied that there was a security lapse on the part of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) at Kaiga.

He said different government agencies were investigating the case of contamination of the drinking water by tritium in Unit 1.

Mahesh Kulkarni / Karwar December 01, 2009, 1:27 IST

About 50 employees are being interrogated.

The Kaiga Atomic Power Station (KAPS) authorities have commenced investigation to identify the person responsible for poisoning the drinking water dispenser at the premises with radioactive isotope Tritium, a senior official said today.

Says water contamination in Kaiga not very serious

NEW DELHI: An inquiry into the water contamination in the Kaiga power plant is under way, and answers will come out soon, Minister of State for Science and Technology Prithviraj Chavan has said.

THE Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) on Sunday confirmed that radioactive tritium was deliberately put in a water cooler at the high-security Kaiga Nuclear Power Plant, in Karnataka, exposing about 50 workers to increased level of radiation.

T.S. Subramanian

No radioactive threat to environment, employees; high-level probe ordered into the incident

A day after the radiation leakage at the Kaiga power plant in Uttar Kannada district came to light, the Centre on Sunday said it suspected