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After Being Shut for 7 Months, KKNPP-I Attains Criticality

Published: 21st January 2016 06:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th January 2016 09:14 AM   |  A+A-

TIRUNELVELI: After being shut for around seven months Unit-I of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant(KKNPP) had attained criticality at 4.19 pm on Thursday.

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                       Kudankulam Power Plant Attain Criticality

After the second phase of fuel cycle operation was put into service and systems were normalised the steam relief devices testing started on January 17 and following that cricality was attained on Thursday evening through which Nuclear Fission process had been initiated.

Top official at KKNPP claimed that power production would resume in another five to six days and the maximum output of 1000mw would be reached gradually. Out of 1000 Mw Tamil Nadu would get 562.5 mw, Kerala would get 133 mw, Karnataka would get 221 mw, Andra Pradesh would get 50 mw and Puducherry would receive 33.5 mw.

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