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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:

Scientists baffled after Kakrapar Nuclear Power Plant in Gujarat Contracts ‘small pox’

Ahmedabad: No power from Kakrapar plant for at least a year

There’s A Mysterious Leak In This Nuclear Reactor And Nobody Knows Why?

Country India
Coordinates 21°14’19.0″N 73°21’00.0″E
Status Out of service for 1 year[1]
Construction began 1984
Commission date 6 May 1993
Operator(s) Nuclear power Corporation of India Ltd
Nuclear power station
Reactor type PHWR
Power generation
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)
Nuclear power Corporation of India Ltd

Previous Events

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.[4] [5] 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.[1]

From Wikipedia – Kakrapar Atomic Power Station

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