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Kudankulam Nuclear Project UPSC NOTE

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Madras high court dismiss the public interest Litigation(PIL) filled in 2017 in respect of Kudamkulam Nuclear Power Project. 

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP)

  • KKNPP is a nuclear power plant located in Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • It is the largest nuclear power plant in India.

  •  With a planned of capacity of 6,000 megawatts (MW).

  • Construction on the KKNPP began in 2002, but faced several delays due to opposition from local fishermen and environmental activists.

  • The first two units of the plant, KKNPP-1 and KKNPP-2, were commissioned in 2014 and 2017.

  •  Units KKNPP-3 and KKNPP-4 are currently under construction and are expected to be commissioned in 2023. 

  • Units KKNPP-5 and KKNPP-6 are also planned, but their construction has not yet begun.

Exclusion zone near Nuclear Plant

  • Exclusion zones are established to protect people from the harmful effects of radiation.

  • The size of an exclusion zone depends on a number of factors, including the type and size of the plant, the type of radioactive material present, and the potential for a release of radiation. 

  • The exclusion zone around the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in India is 3 kilometers in radius. 

  • Here are some of the activities that are prohibited in an exclusion zone:

Living ,Working ,Farming ,Hunting ,Fishing ,Camping Hiking ,Off-road driving ,Construction ,Development



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