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Nuclear/Environmental Event – (heavy water leak): Ongoing Problems at Kakrapar Nuclear Power Plant, Gujarat, India
“Massive leak” at nuclear plant after reactors contract “small pox” — Stunning Discovery: Contagion has spread all over critical structures — Multiple large cracks found — Experts befuddled… Literally a plot similar to a movie thriller ~ Source: ENENews
|Status||Out of service for 1 year|
|Commission date||6 May 1993|
|Operator(s)||Nuclear power Corporation of India Ltd|
|Nuclear power station|
|Units operational||2 × 220 MW|
|Units under const.||2 × 700 MW|
|Nameplate capacity||440 MW|
|Annual gross output||3.72 Billion Unit (10.2 Million units per day)|
1998 KAPS-1 was switched off because of a leakage in the cooling loop for 66 days.
10 March 2004 the (at the time of) supply for the control rods were irreparably damaged during maintenance work. In response, poisons were added to the system and the reactor was shut off.
On 22 August 2006 it was reported by village inhabitants the area around the power station had been penetrated. A search by the police did not result in any findings.
On 11 March 2016, KAPS-1 automatically shut down due to a leak of heavy coolant water, leaving both reactors non-operational.  The leak was plugged ten days later. As of February 2017 both reactors are still shut down, with KAPS-1 awaiting replacement of its coolant channel.
From Wikipedia – Kakrapar Atomic Power Station