May 26:India has received the first consignment of uranium fuel from Russia for unit-1 of 1000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear power project (KKNPP).
Nuclear Power Corporation of India limited (NPCIL) spokesperson A I Siddiqui said today in Mumbai , the life time fuel supply for Kudankulam reactors is covered through a sovereign guarantee of Russian Federation. Under the Indo-Russian collaboration, India can reprocess the spent fuel from these reactors and all the activities at Kudankulam will be under International Atomic Energy Agency’s safeguards.
Meanwhile, construction activities are being carried out round the clock for an early completion of the project and till date about 86 per cent has already been achieved, Siddiqui said. All major components have already been erected at site and concurrently the pre-commissioning activities have also been commenced. Courtsey : DD NEWS