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Rajasthan Atomic Power Station

Rajasthan Atomic Power Station is an existing 1180 MW nuclear power station operated by state utility Nuclear Power Corporation of India NPCIL at Rawatbhata, Kota district in Rajasthan, India.

In November 2012, International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency is an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons. Headquarters: Vienna, Austria Founded: 1957 Head: Yukiya Amano Formation: 29 July 1957 Type of business: International organization Abbreviation: IAEA... More) intensively audited over several weeks two reactors at the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station for safety. It has concluded that the reactors are among the best in the world, the indigenously made 220 MW atomic plants can withstand a Fukushima type of accident, even suggesting that the “safety culture is strong in India” and that India emerged a winner with a high global safety rank

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Business Standard reported in 2014,  Rajasthan atomic power station (RAPS) unit 5 on Monday on set a world record for continuous operation for 740 days.

The 220 MW unit has generated 4,120 million units (MUs) during the continuous operation. It has so far generated 8,525 MUs since it attained commercial operation on February 4, 2010.

The Unit-5 completed 739 days of non-stop power production in 13-56 hours, displacing from the number two slot — the La Salle Power County Nuclear Generating Station at Illinois in the US, Unit-1 of which had run for 739 days without a shutdown. In India, the Tarapur Nuclear Reactor had operated non-stop for 590 days.

Project Details

Sponsor: Nuclear Power Corporation of India NPCIL
Location: Rawatbhata, Kota district, Rajasthan
Status: Unit 1-4: 4 x 220 MW, Unit 5: 1 x 200 MW, Unit 6: 1 x 100 MW
Capacity: 1180 MW
Type: Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor