Tests at Kudankulam nuclear plant’s 2nd unit completed

Tests at the second unit of the Indian Kudankulam nuclear plant constructed with the Russian participation have been completed, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited said Wednesday.

Tests at the second unit of the Indian Kudankulam nuclear plant constructed with the Russian participation have been completed, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited said Wednesday.

In May, nuclear fuel loading at the second unit was completed, after that subcritical tests were being held without spurring a chain reaction. The next stage will be spurring the controlled chain reaction in the nuclear core and bringing the unit to a minimum controllable power level enough for controlling the chain reaction.

Russia helped India build two nuclear power blocks near the town of Kudankulam in the southern Tamil Nadu state. They are both equipped with VVER-type reactors producing 2,000 megawatt in total. The first power plant unit was connected to the electricity grid three years ago.

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