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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Eyecatchers-194: KUDANKULAM SUFFERED 21 OUTAGES IN ONE YEAR



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

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