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India’s watchdog gives OK for second stage of nuclear power plant

Staff Writer |
India’s Atomic Energy Board (AERB) has granted a permit for "the first pour of concrete of Kudankulam Nuclear Power projects 3 and 4, the AERB said in a press release.

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The corresponding decision was made on June 19.

Earlier head of AtomStroyExport (ASE), Valery Limarenko said that Russia’s state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom is ready to start first pour of concrete for the units of the second line in late June-early July. ASE is part of Rosatom.

The Kudankulam NPP is being built with Russia's technical assistance under the inter-governmental agreement signed in 1988.

In 2014, Russia and India signed a general framework agreement for construction of the second stage, including the third and fourth units of the power plant.

The plan is to put the units into service in 2021-2022.

Also, the parties reached an agreement in December 2014 to construct at least 12 nuclear power units in India.

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