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Coastal states set to get nuclear power

August 17, 2007 Leave a comment

From The Hindu

August 17, 2007

Almost all coastal states will have atomic power plants once the Indo-US civil nuclear deal is signed and the Nuclear Power Corporation is identifying sites for setting up projects in Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Gujarat and West Bengal that will generate over 30,000 MW.

Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu already has two 1,000 MW Russian plants and four more plants with the same capacity are expected to be added once the Indo-US deal is inked.

Jaitapur in Maharashtra has been cleared for the setting up of six 1,650 MW plants using European Power Reactors from the French company Areva, Nuclear Power Corporation Chairman S K Jain said.

No coastal site has been identified in Karnataka as the state government is satisfied with the inland site at Kaiga, where four indigenous 220 MW plants have been set up.

Kerala is perhaps the only coastal state where there may not be any nuclear plant, Jain said.

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