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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

NUCLEAR THREAT: Kakrapar Atomic Power Station under scanner for radiation!

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August 2, 2011 / PTI, Ahmedabad / DC.

Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS) in Tapi district of Gujarat has come under the scanner of regulator Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) for a 'minor incident' of radiation exposure to four workers in May this year.
"Four contract workers sustained minor exposure to radiation on May 30, while they were doing some house keeping job. Due to some reason the spent fuel got released, which was not supposed to be discharged till the time house keeping job was on," KAPS Additional General Manager HR Sujaya Kajur said.
"The trolley, in which, they were working was near the path from where spent fuel is discharged, due to which, four persons got some exposure to radiation, which was well within the permissible limits," he said.
"Our medical staff had checked them and there was no problem with them as such. We had instructed our hospital that if they want to undergo any investigation it has to be done, but none of them turned up," Kajur said.
The KAPS is a nuclear power station, has two 220 MW pressurised heavy water reactors.

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