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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

Kudankulam's 4 valves replaced

PTI  New Delhi, April 21, 2013
First Published: 01:38 IST(21/4/2013) | Last Updated: 01:39 IST(21/4/2013)

Making it clear that it would not take any shortcuts to safety, India's nuclear operator NPCIL said it has replaced the four faulty valves of the Kudankulam atomic power plant which is now undergoing pre-commissioning tests.

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A day after nuclear regulator Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) pointed out deficiencies in the valve components, NPCIL said safety was reinforced with a close scrutiny of performance and taking corrective actions in the Kudankulam plant.

Nalinish Nagaich, executive director of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited said the four valves in question were tested in factory facilities in simulated conditions and later tested in-situ in an integrated manner during the commissioning of the system.


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