Coolant Leak Shuts Down Nuclear Reactor in India

 Coolant Leak Shuts Down Nuclear Reactor in India

The 220-MW Kakrapar 1 nuclear plant in India automatically shut down after a leak in its coolant system.
The pressurized heavy water reactor tripped automatically after the leak before it was shut down. The safety and backup systems all worked as designed. Officials with the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) say there was no release of radioactivity as a result of the incident.
AERB is asking to keep the unit shut down until the incident is fully investigated and corrective actions are taken. Unit 2 has been shut down since July 2015, and two, 700-MW each reactors are currently under construction at the site.
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