Based on ground-level report of the 7-member AERB teams carrying scrutiny at the plant

The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) on Thursday said the fuel loading at the first 1000 MWe unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) had not yet begun owing to last minute checks. The AERB would give the final clearance for fuel loading only after a review of the ground-level report of its seven-member team carrying out the scrutiny, S.S. Bajaj, Chairman of AERB, told reporters on the safety measures at the KKNPP. He added that it was the responsibility of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) to meet the necessary regulatory parameters.