All Nuclear plants safe: Nuclear Energy Corporation of India

Executive Director of the Nuclear Energy Corporation of India KB Dixit said that the main earthquake belt of Indian territory comprised the north-east area and the upper areas of the Himalayas.

"Since most of the nuclear plants are about 900 to 1,300 kms away from this earthquake belt, these are fully safe," he said. Dixit said that the first nuclear plant was set up in India in 1969 and since then it had been working smoothly. Now the corporation has adopted a policy to set up nuclear plants of 700 MW.

In Haryana also, four nuclear plants each of 700 MWs, would be set up at Gorakhpur in Fatehabad District. The central Government has constituted a high-powered committee to review the safety of nuclear plants in the country. The corporation has also constituted a work force at its own level.

Besides, the International Atomic Energy Agency and WANO were also reviewing the plants, Dixit added.

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