May 17, 2014

Accident at nuclear power plant - learn lessons

The accident at the newly commissioned Kudankulam power plant highlights the importance of line breaking permits. It appears that while maintenance crew were at work on the shutdown reactor, hot water at about 70 deg C came out of a valve, injuring the workers. While handing over equipment for maintenance, be careful about pockets of trapped hazardous material. Look for any dead legs, which could store them.

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