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IAEA team begins safety review at India’s nuclear plants

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Oct 30, IRNA -- A 12-member Operational Safety Review Team from International Atomic Energy Agency Monday began the operational safety review at Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS) in Chittorgarh district.

The expert team will review the program and activities essential to plant operation based on IAEA safety standards and proven good practices, pti reported quoting a Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited release.

The team consisting experts from Canada, Germany, Romania and several other countries will carry out review by having plant tours, job observations and interaction with plant personnel.

The review is being carried out at the unit 3 and 4 of the station and is scheduled to be completed by November 15, the release said.

This is the first such mission in the country being conducted on request of Indian government.

At present, the station located at Rawatbhata consists of 8 units including 2 units of 700 MW each under construction, and generates a total of 1140 MW of electricity, the release said.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 1030865

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