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Early warnings helped Kalpakkam atomic power complex tackle ‘Nivar’

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on November 27, 2020 Published on November 27, 2020

Accurate predictions helped make adequate preparations for nuclear facilities at Kalpakkam with cyclone Nivar making the landfall at 11:30 PM on November 25 around 50 km south of the coastal town.

Early warnings were provided by the India Meteorological Department and Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research’s (IGCAR) in-house data assimilative high resolution weather prediction model-based forecasts helped make adequate preparations in advance.

The integrated campus of nuclear establishments at Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu, houses IGCAR; Madras Atomic Power Station and BHAVNI Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam.

Unit-2 of MAPS was safely taken offline owing to the failure of a power transmission line insulator. It will be brought back on stream after repair, says a social media posting by the Department of Atomic Energy.

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Published on November 27, 2020
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