Nuclear Event – Asia – India

EDIS Number: NC-20110409-30241-IND
Date / time: 09/04/2011 15:52:16 [UTC]
Event: Nuclear Event
Area: Asia
Country: India
State/County: State of Karnataka
Location: Kali [Kaiga Atomic Power Station]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A


A nuclear power reactor at the Kaiga Generating Station (KGS) here was shut down after a smoke detection alarm went off yesterday. A smoke detection alarm appeared in the control room of Unit 3 yesterday around 4.30 am, following which the 220 MWe nuclear power plant was shut down, the Nuclear Power Corporation said in a statement here. "On inspection of the respective area, it has been found that there was nothing abnormal," Station Director J P Gupta said. As an abundant precaution, the unit was shut down, he said. The nuclear plant operator said routine surveillance tests were planned for Unit-3 before May, when the plant was to be shut down for a couple of weeks. "Having the unit in shut down state, decision is taken to utilise this opportunity and carry out these tests now itself," the NPCIL said.

Event updates:
Situation Update No. 1 on 10.04.2011 at 03:07:39.

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