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Six workers injured after Hot water Spill from a valve at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant

Six workers injured on 14 May 2014 after Hot water Spill from a valve at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant.

May 17, 2014 16:53 IST
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Six workers injured on 14 May 2014 after Hot water Spill from a valve at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant.
The injured were carrying out maintenance work in the turbine building when the incident took place. After being given first aid on the spot, they were admitted to a hospital.

India started pumping electricity from the Russian-built power plant for the first time in October 2013.

The plant has faced local opposition and witnessed violent protests in 2012 by villagers who said it was a threat to their safety.

About Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power station in Kudankulam in the Tirunelveli district of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

The plant's first reactor is the first Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) which belongs to the Light Water Reactor (LWR) category in India.

Construction on the plant began on 31 March 2002, but faced several delays.

The first reactor of the plant attained criticality on 13 July 2013. The plant was commissioned six years after the scheduled date. Unit 1 was synchronized with the southern power grid on 22 October 2013.

The original cost of the two units was 13171 crore rupees, but it was later revised to 17270 crore rupees. Russia advanced a credit of 6416 crore rupees to both the units.

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