MAPS functioning normal, but on alert: Official
Posted on: 06:26 PM IST Apr 11, 2012
Chennai: Operations at Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) in Kalpakkam near Chennai continued to function normally, even as coastal areas in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh has been put on alert following a massive quake hitting Indonesia.
"We were to halt operations following the Tsunami alert. But, after checking with authorities in Andamans, we continued with the operations at the plant," K Ramamurthy, Station Director, MAPS told.
However, the plant is on high alert, he said. Two units with a capacity of 220 MW each are producing electricity at MAPS, adjoining Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) and Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI) in the nuclear complex some 80 km from Chennai.