NEW DELHI: In a bid to clear the decks for the supply of imported fuel for its nuclear power plants, India is set to complete the process of placing its civilian reactors under International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards in the next few days.
Government sources said that last lot of the two reactors — Units 1 and 2 of Narora Atomic Power Station in UP’s Bulandshahr — will go under IAEA safeguards in “the next two days and the paperwork is under process”.
This development comes ahead of US President Barack Obama’s visit to India next month.
So far 20 such Indian facilities have already gone under IAEA safeguards.
This includes Units 1 and 2 of Tarapur, Units 1 to 6 of Rajasthan Atomic Power Station, Units 1 and 2 of Kudankulam and Units 1 and 2 of Kakrapar Atomic Power Station.
These plants will then be eligible to use imported uranium.
New reactors that will come up with foreign collaboration will automatically be placed under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards. – From the Asian Age