NEW DELHI, June 17 (Itar-Tass) - The first unit of the Kudankulam nuclear power station is technically ready to be launched, a source in the Nuclear Power Corporation of India told Itar-Tass on Monday.
At present, necessary works have been done at the first unit, which is practically ready to be launched,” the source said.
At the same time, the source said the launch delays due to the fact that opponents of the construction of the Kudankulam nuclear power station filed a petition to the Supreme Court in May.
Now the petition is being considered. The date of the launch will depend on the court’s decision, the source said.
Earlier, the court recognised the nuclear power plant as absolutely safe. The court said the construction of the Kudankulam station would facilitate the economic growth.
The first unit of the nuclear power plant has been completed in compliance with the interstate agreement of November 20, 1988 and the supplement to it of June 21, 1998. The second unit is being built in accordance with the Russian-Indian agreement, which was signed in 2008. In addition, the parties coordinated technical parameters and commercial conditions of the third and fourth units.