Welcoming the Madras High Court’s nod for fuel loading in the first of the 2 X 1,000 MWe reactor of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP), Site Director of the up-and-coming nuclear park R.S. Sundar said on Friday that enriched uranium loading would commence after the arrival of officials from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) next week.

Reacting to the verdict, Mr. Sundar said the AERB officials would seek to reassure themselves about parameters already checked in the first nuclear reactor, which is now awaiting enriched uranium fuel assemblies. Meanwhile, the People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy said it would go on appeal against the verdict after thoroughly going through it.