Six Suffer Serious Burns in Kudankulam Plant Mishap

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP)
  • An accident in happened in Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) were three employees and contract laborers were injured when they opened a valve fitted to the pipes carrying hot water as part of the maintenance during the shutdown of the first 1000-MWe reactor.
  • Operations in the first unit were stopped before increasing the generation to 1,000 MWe, the maximum capacity, after the reactor reached 900 MWe.
  • A valve in the turbine building was checked by three contract workers in the presence of KKNPP employees as a part of routine examination and suddenly the valve opened and water spilled whose temperature would range from 65 to 70 degrees.
  • They were rushed to the hospital and the victims are out of danger while this kind of accident is to be avoided and is a caution to the workers participating in the maintenance work of this nature.
  • Rumors were denied that there was an explosion in pipes carrying steam, and in the valve connected to these pipes.
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