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Pakistanís nuclear power plants safe: PAEC PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, March 15 (APP): The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) said on Tuesday that nuclear power plants located at Karachi and Chashma were functioning safely.
The PAEC said in a statement that it was continuously monitoring the flow of events in nuclear plants in Japan in the wake of the recent earthquake and tsunami there. The PAEC said that Pakistan’s nuclear plants are regulated by the Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) which is an independent body.
“There is also a Safety Division at the PAEC headquarters which provides safety oversight. Moreover, there are several built-in features in our nuclear plants to handle accidents” it added.  
“The Karachi Nuclear Power Plant (KANUPP) has already been assessed to be safe against the effects of earthquake and tsunami while the two Chashma Nuclear Power Plants safe against the earthquake and flooding due to the worst possible sequence of dam breaks”.
The PAEC said that there was no cause of concern regarding the safe operation of the plants. Over the years, the plant safety has also been assessed by experts from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO). Any lessons learnt from the accidents in Japan will be implemented at our plants as well, it added.
 

     

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