Tuesday, November 04, 2014
KUDANKULAM SUFFERED 21 OUTAGES IN ONE YEAR
According to a team of researchers, such power outages at the nuclear plant can be POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC
Trip rate is 20.8% per 7000 reactor hours, which is TOO HIGH and CAN TRIGGER AN EXPLOSION LEADING TO A NUCLEAR DISASTER
Out of these 21 outagess, 14 are ‘scrams’ or trips caused by FAULTY EQUIPMENT or POOR OVERSIGHT, or BOTH
One of the main reasons for the ‘scrams’ is the use of old equipment imported after Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine.
For more details:
The Times of India, Chennai, Times Nation section, Page 9, Oct.30, 2014 issue.
Grateful thanks to THE TIMES OF INDIA