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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 122-127

Safety in nuclear power plants in India


Occupational Health, Narora Atomic Power Station Hospital, Type C, 11/2, N.A.P.S. Colony, N.A.P.P. Narora, Bulandshahr, Narora - 202 389, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
R Deolalikar
Occupational Health, Narora Atomic Power Station Hospital, Type C, 11/2, N.A.P.S. Colony, N.A.P.P. Narora, Bulandshahr, Narora - 202 389, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5278.44693

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Safety in nuclear power plants (NPPs) in India is a very important topic and it is necessary to dissipate correct information to all the readers and the public at large. In this article, I have briefly described how the safety in our NPPs is maintained. Safety is accorded overriding priority in all the activities. NPPs in India are not only safe but are also well regulated, have proper radiological protection of workers and the public, regular surveillance, dosimetry, approved standard operating and maintenance procedures, a well-defined waste management methodology, proper well documented and periodically rehearsed emergency preparedness and disaster management plans. The NPPs have occupational health policies covering periodic medical examinations, dosimetry and bioassay and are backed-up by fully equipped Personnel Decontamination Centers manned by doctors qualified in Occupational and Industrial Health. All the operating plants are ISO 14001 and IS 18001 certified plants. The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited today has 17 operating plants and five plants under construction, and our scientists and engineers are fully geared to take up many more in order to meet the national requirements.






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