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Power generation stopped at Kudankulam again

Electricity generation in the first reactor of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) was stopped again on Tuesday evening following leak in a secondary circuit tube.



“While the primary circuit system is working exceptionally well, the unforeseen leak in the secondary circuit tube forced us to stop power generation around 6.40 p.m. on Tuesday,” the sources said.

Following the seven-month-long maintenance carried out in the reactor and the allied systems following the scheduled annual fuel outage, the reactor started generating power on last January 30. However, the generation had to be stopped last Saturday following the leak in the pipe carrying steam.

Though it was reportedly rectified, the problem has resurfaced to hit power generation once again.



‘The unforeseen leak in secondary circuit tube forced us to stop power generation on Tuesday”




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