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Russia sends fuel for Tarapur nuclear plant

INDIA HAS received the first part of the promised supply of 60 metric tonne of Russian enriched uranium fuel for the two units of the Tarapur Atomic Power plants.

india Updated: Apr 03, 2006 13:54 IST

INDIA HAS received the first part of the promised supply of 60 metric tonne of Russian enriched uranium fuel for the two units of the Tarapur Atomic Power plants.

Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) sources say the first consignment of 20-25 metric tonnes of uranium -- which has arrived from Russia at the DAE's Nuclear Fuel Complex -- will be delivered to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) at an appropriate time.

The current fuel supply will last for eight months at one unit and for 18 months at the other. "With Russian supply of 60 metric tonnes of uranium, the plants will have fuel for the next five years and run smoothly," S. Thakur, executive director, corporate planning, NPCIL, told PTI. Fuel delivery was "being made under safety exception clause of the NSG guidelines," the NPCIL said.