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Narora Atomic Power Station

Narora Atomic Power Station is existing 440 MW nuclear power station operated by Nuclear Power Corporation of India NPCIL at Narora, Bulandshahr district in Uttar Pradesh, India.

Commercial operation of unit 1 began on 1 January 1991. Unit 2 began commercial operation on 1 July 1992. Each unit has a capacity of 220 MW. On January 9, 2013, at about 9:15 hours, a minor fire occurred near bearing no-5 of the Turbine, located in the turbine hall of unit-1.The fire was promptly extinguished using in- house fire fighting systems provided . The unit was shut down in accordance to laid down procedures and all the systems are in normal operation. The turbine hall is a conventional area similar to any thermal power station The unit will be restarted after investigation and corrective actions.

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DNA reported on April 4 2011 aftermath the Tsunami happened in Japan,

“The plants are safe and continued to operate safely,” N Nagaich, chief executive, said.

His remarks assume significance as questions were raised about the safety of Indian nuclear power plants from effects of quake and tsunami in the wake of the nuclear disaster in Japan.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had last month assured Parliament that all Indian atomic power plants were safe and yet he has ordered a review of their safety aspect in the backdrop of Japan’s experience.

Project Details

Sponsor: Nuclear Power Corporation of India NPCIL
Location: Narora, Bulandshahr district, Uttar Pradesh
Status: Unit 1-2: 2 x 220 MW
Capacity: 440 MW
Type: Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor